About the Archives & Institutional Assets Program
The Archives and Institutional Assets Program (AIAP), in essence, works with UC Davis faculty, staff, and researchers to curate and preserve their legacies, ensuring that their most important and influential works remain accessible over the long-term. The program works collaboratively with UC Davis constituents to steward, preserve, and make accessible assets created in the course of research, teaching, patient care, and community service. By leveraging library services, technologies, and campus wide partnerships, the AIAP emphasizes the impact that UC Davis researchers have on their students, their disciplines, and the wider community. Key aspects of the program include:
- Preservation of university records of enduring historical and research value
- Stewardship of UC Davis researcher assets, especially working papers, data sets, lab notebooks, correspondence, manuscripts, committee documents, blogs, visual materials, and media
- Seamless integration of print and born digital/digitized assets to enhance discovery and illustrate impact
- Development of online tools that will help UC Davis constituents identify and track their high-value assets, make informed decisions about their long-term management, and push that information to websites that are searched by Google and other search engines, accelerating discovery
Information is only as valuable as people’s ability to find and use it. What are you as a UC Davis faculty member or researcher creating beyond your publications that demonstrates your impact and should be preserved as a part of your legacy? What do you have in your filing cabinets or on the hard drive of your laptop that might be better preserved and made accessible in our archival program? The AIAP can help with the answers to these questions. Click here to see examples of institutional assets and please contact Kevin C. Miller, University Archivist, for more information.