Mission, Strategic Planning and Statistics


Mission, Strategic Planning and Statistics

Strategic Initiatives

Initiatives List

Support broad access to McMaster's unique collections through the establishment of a robust and sustainable digitization program. During 2017/18, the project will focus on identifying equipment and staffing requirements, identifying targets for digitization, exploring grant opportunities.

Work with four other universities (Toronto, Western, Queens and Ottawa) to build a shared preservation facility for low-use materials at the UTL Downsview location. During 2017/18, the project will focus on operationalizing the processes in Sierra and identifying priorities for transferring materials to Downsview.

Create enriching opportunities for library staff to develop new skills and further their professional development by launching the McMaster / Hamlton Public Library job secondment opportunity.

Identify and pursue funding opportunities for major gifts. Explore grant opportunities. During 2017/18, the project will focus on the renovation of 88 Forsythe, the new home of the Bertrand Russell Archives and the Bertrand Russell Research Centre; relocating and renovating several staff areas in Mills, exploring opportunities to renovate additional space on the lower level of Thode Library.

Develop and launch a rich set of services and programs. Add new equipment, based on student feedback. Seek out funding for Phase 2. Embed the MakerSpace into the Larger Forge network.

Create an attractive and appropriately branded interface in preparation for a public launch. Raise faculty awareness of the value of maintaining an active research portfolio and assisting them in doing so using a variety of automated and semi-automated tools. Develop a sustainable model and create documentation to facilitate support needs as well as to outline future development and integration potential.

Take a lead role in building understanding and raising awareness of the advantages of using OERs (educational materials that are free to use and reuse without charge). A special focus will be put this year on free (open) textbooks.

Introduce and promote ORCID IDs to help McMaster authors accurately and easily track their work. ORCID IDs are unique identifiers which help differentiate authors with similar names.

Scorecard

Scorecard

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1. Enable new and emerging models for advancing knowledge and accelerating the University's research mission.

MEASURES SCORE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
1.1 Use of Research Data Management Services Meeting target button

1. Digitization

2. Downsview Shared Preservation Facility

6. MakerSpace

7. McMaster Experts

8. Open Education Resources

9. ORCID IDs

11. Research Data

12. Russell Collection

1.2 Page Views from RDM website Not meeting target button
1.3 New Published Research Content in the IR (MacSphere)  

2. Enhance, support and promote our unique print and digital collections.

MEASURES SCORE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
2.1 Page Views from the Digital Archive  

1. Digitization

10. Print Monograph Collection Updating & Assessment

12. Russell Collection

15. Website Redesign

2.2 Digitized Items uploaded to the Digital Archive  
2.3 Digitized Books  
2.4 Downloads from the IR (MacSphere) Caution button
2.5 Library News Stories  

3. Improve access to our extensive resources by ensuring their easy discovery through a variety of approaches.

MEASURES SCORE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
3.1 Use of Academic Research Resources  

1. Digitization

2. Downsview Shared Preservation Facility

10. Print Monograph Collection Updating & Assessment

15. Website Redesign

4. Facilitate deep learning and creativity for students through the provision of innovative physical and virtual environments, services and learning.

MEASURES SCORE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
4.1 Usage of Online Modules  

2. Downsview Shared Preservation Facility

5. Library Master Space Plan

6. MakerSpace

8. Open Educational Resources

15. Website Redesign

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.2 Library Involvement in Student Learning (F2F)  
4.3 Gate Count  
4.4 Silent/Quiet Study Seats  
4.5 Virtual Reference  

5. Build strong relationships with the community - both on campus and off.

MEASURES SCORE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
5.1 Library participation in joint (university or external) grant proposals  

1. Digitization

3. Hamilton Public Library Job Secondment

6. MakerSpace

7. McMaster Experts

14. Truth & Reconciliation Commission Report, UL Response

6. Recruit, cultivate and retain a highly skilled, technologically agile workforce that aspires to excellent and continuous professional development.

MEASURES SCORE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
6.1 Staff Skill level/knowledge  

1. Digitization

3. Hamilton Public Library Job Secondment

4. Information Security and Collaboration Policies

11. Research Data

13. Staff Learning & Development

6.2 Staff Attendance at SLDC sessions  
6.3 Use of Lynda.com  
6.4 Retention rates after 1 and 5 years of hiring  

7. Secure appropriate financial resources to maintain a world-class research library

MEASURES SCORE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
7.1   Total Budget Allocation  

1. Digitization

2. Downsview Shared Preservation Facility

5. Library Master Space Plan

7. McMaster Experts

10. Print Monograph Collection Updating & Assessment

 

7.2   Library Participation in joint (university or external) grant proposals  

 

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