44  ·  Survey Results:  Survey Questions and Responses
Licensed materials The Libraries has invested heavily in ejournals and cancelled many print subscriptions
as ejournal prices have increased substantially and materials budgets have remained
the same or decreased. Investing in the preservation of ejournals is our only way to
guarantee continued access to this information in the future.
Licensed materials We have a membership in Portico. The necessity for preservation of licensed
materials is generally well understood, but this material in the digital age is subject
to loss due to economic and legal considerations, beyond physical ones. We have
submitted a budget request to join HathiTrust, but do not yet have experience with
the latter.
Licensed materials [No description provided.]
Mass digitized collections Content from our collections digitized by Google and managed and preserved by
Mass digitized collections Digitized books through the Google Book Project. We are contributing public
domain Google Book Project books to HathiTrust.
Mass digitized collections Primarily digitized print materials; as participants in Google/Hathi we are
participating in a project to create a massive online collection of digitized
books. Ensuring its safety is critical, both for future users of these materials in
their traditional sequential page form, for those who would use the contents
computationally or in other ways not yet imagined, and as a part of a broader
strategy for archiving print. Freeing up space on physical shelves is only possible if
the digital surrogates are well cared for, preserved, and secure.
Mass digitized collections UM has the primary responsibility for managing the HathiTrust shared digital
repository, which contains over 8.5 million digital volumes.
Mass digitized collections We are digitizing large collections of historical records from our University Archives
in a mass digitization model, primarily for preservation purposes. These records are
important to the history of the university.
Research data or datasets Institutionally generated research data by faculty which is the basis for continuing
scholarly output.
Research data or datasets Research datasets primarily generated by scientists and engineers typically through
grant funding. However, it’s worth noting a rising trend from social scientists and
humanists as well.
Research data or datasets We are working with faculty in the natural sciences to select, digitized where
necessary, and preserve very large sets of data. In some cases these data are in
danger of disappearing because of budget constraints or lack of resources, but they
are valuable tools for teaching and research. They include type specimens, field
notes, catalogs, and georeferenced images.
Still images Images from our extensive photographic archives. These unique images document
local and regional history. In some cases, the original images have their own
preservation challenges so preservation of the digital content is increasingly
Still images Images from the Libraries’ Special Collections and the Water Resources Archives
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