University of Melbourne Archives

Strategic Goals (2013-2018)

Vision

To be recognized as one of the world’s finest university archives through supporting research, teaching and learning and engagement.

Mission

To be recognized as one of the world’s finest university archives through supporting research, teaching and learning and engagement.
According to University Regulations, 'The Archives is responsible for the University's own historical records and is also a national collecting archive which develops, preserves, exhibits and provides access to its collections in support of the University's teaching and research programs and community development agenda.' (Regulation 8.3.R5, 2009)
In light of this Regulation, and in support of our vision, our mission is

Values and guiding principles

Staff of the Archives are committed to the values and guiding principles of the University and the University Library. In addition, we value:

Stakeholders

We recognize our key stakeholders to be

Strategic goals

While seeking wherever possible to maintain a good level of service to researchers and depositors we seek to transition from providing traditional archival services to providing traditional and innovative digital services fit for the hybrid, scholarly archive of the 21st century. To support this transition, our strategic goals for the next 5 years are:

1. Establish a service to collect, manage and provide access to born digital records within the collecting framework and policies.

2. Provide digital and online access to a critical mass of our collections to support research, teaching and learning and engagement.

3. Establish a collection management system that integrates management of our holdings across all media and formats and supports enhanced, integrated access to these holdings.

4. Establish innovative, online access to the collections by developing online presence, interfaces and tools.

5. Improve means for securing funding to increase our resource base.

6. Raise our profile and increase use of the collections.

7. Review collection policies and revise to encompass digital records.

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