LTS Aspirational Goals, 2015
Note: This document is intended to supplement the more comprehensive “LTS Priorities, 2013-2015.”
- Improve continually and pro-actively the collective suite of LTS services, both well-established and progressive, by making them seamless and frictionless to the patrons and colleagues who rely on us for acquisition of and access to both physical and electronic resources.
- Create and adapt workflows to support acquisition of and access to new and emerging content formats, working either independently or with partners and vendors.
- Increase in-house capacity for technical services automation, e-resource acquisition and management, and non-MARC metadata services.
- Influence pro-actively the development and interoperability of products and services from commercial and other providers, including the adoption of technologies and practices that will better serve our users’ needs.
- Support discovery systems and other linked data efforts across CUL by enhancing metadata (e.g. through the addition of unique identifiers and other elements) and by developing expertise in SOLR indexing.
- Assume responsibility, where helpful and appropriate, for those workflows that support experimental systems such as BIBFRAME, VIVO and LD4L, as they mature into production services.
- Support enhanced services by working with stakeholders to optimize the design, production, utilization, and ongoing maintenance of metadata that serve as their basis.
- Foster and materially support a culture of continuous learning, engagement, adaptability, opportunity, and empowerment that will support LTS and CUL priorities and goals, as well as succession planning within LTS and beyond.
- Seek solutions to local problems at the consortial- or national-level, whenever appropriate.
- Enhance visibility, both locally and nationally, for our expertise and image; aim to be the most respected technical services operation in North America.