Raynor Memorial Libraries offers more than 1.8 million volumes, hundreds of research databases, computer access, laptops on loan, a multimedia
collection, group study spaces, 24-hour access and library staff members who help researchers from around the world.
The Resource Management Department integrates key operations in the acquisition and management of library materials that meet the needs of the Marquette community. It also
shares responsibility for investigating, advancing and promoting new models of scholarly communication, including such issues as copyright, fair use, open access, author rights,
research data management, and the economics of scholarly publishing. (See Transforming Scholarly Communication at
Marquette for more information).
The goals of the Resource management Department are to:
optimize discovery and awareness of library resources
steward resources wisely for the acquisition and preservation of collections
assess and evaluate the Libraries' resources to determine their effectiveness
increase the Libraries' capacity to acquire and access information resources in all formats
engage with campus stakeholders to assure awareness of and encourage support for changing models of scholarly communication
The Digital Programs Unit is mainly responsible for the preservation and dissemination of Marquette's research output. Staff are responsible for recruitment of faculty and
student work for deposit into e-Publications@Marquette, the university's institutional repository. e-Publications
was established in 2008 and includes faculty publications, student theses and dissertations, journals, as well as other materials. Forays into digitization of special collections,
preservation of research data, and digital humanities projects round out the work of Digital Programs.
E-Resource Management is responsible for facilitating and managing access to electronic information resources for the Marquette community. It is involved with all aspects
of e-resources, including acquisition, licensing, payment, cataloging, access, renewal, usage statistics, and vendor communications.