Accelerate research

The Library connects faculty and students to the comprehensive scholarly record and through its expertise, enables new forms of knowledge creation and exchange.




Key actions

Increase the visibility and open accessibility of UBC research.

  • Promote the Library’s campus-wide data management services to support the life-cycle of research data.
  • Participate in national research data initiatives.
  • Promote Open Collections portal to provide centralized access to UBC’s digital objects.
  • Work collaboratively with the VP Research + International and Office of Research Services to support researchers in complying with the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications for UBC research.

Contribute expertise in measuring the impact of research outputs.

  • Increase campus support for big data initiatives through direct participation with the Advanced Research Computing Initiative.
  • Implement DOI (Digital Object Identifier) service for faculty and researchers.

Promote leading-edge research skills through provision of space, tools, and services.

  • Extend expertise and services into emerging areas (e.g., Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, Community-Based Research, Citizen Science).

Develop a Library culture of research to foster exemplary practices and collaboration.

  • Strengthen partnership with the UBC iSchool.
  • Promote and celebrate research achievements of librarians and staff.
  • Increase national and international research collaborations.