Build excellence in collections

Content is our strength. As we continue building the digital library we will maintain our information resources and provide powerful tools for discovery.




Key actions

Increase funding for collections.

  • Develop a new budget allocation model to optimize resource distribution.
  • Pursue alternate revenue sources for collections.

Build and enhance unique and distinct collections.

  • Target areas such as Asian, First Nations, Rare Books and Special Collections and local government publications for growth.

Ensure the long-term preservation of print and digital collections.

  • Articulate a preservation strategy that addresses all formats.
  • Collaborate with libraries and other institutions in Canada to develop digital preservation services that meet international best practices and standards.
  • Leverage UBC’s collection facilities to cooperate in national print preservation programs.
  • Operationalize Library PARC including its conservation and records management facilities.