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Pacific University Libraries Strategic Plan: Unique Collections

Steward and Promote Unique Collections. Provide access to Pacific’s unique archives, museum and other special collections; ensure their long-term usage and preservation.


Unique Collections: Strategic Initiatives

Position the Atiyeh Collection as a significant resource for study of political, social, global issues

  • Lead Department/Individual: Archives & Special Collections
  • Timeline: Launch Atiyeh Fellowship program FY19-20; Initial fellows FY20-21.
  • Resources: Atiyeh Fellowship endowment; staff time.
  • Assessment: Successful completion of initial funded fellowships in FY20-21.

Unique Collections: Core Activities

  1. Provide sustainable collection management and preservation of Pacific’s archives, museum, and art collections
  2. Digitize and publish descriptions of Pacific’s unique archival, artifact and art collections through local, regional, and national discovery platforms
  3. Provide access to our local scholarship and collections through open online platforms
  4. Disseminate diverse, unique, or under-represented scholarly and creative works that would otherwise lack a venue
  5. Provide leadership for cultural resource initiatives in our broader community
  6. Serve as the university’s main point of reference on Pacific’s history and the contents of our unique collections
  7. Integrate Pacific's unique archival, museum and art collections into the university's teaching, learning and research