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The Changing Face of Academic Librarianship

Under Mr. Schottlaender's direction, the UC San Diego Libraries have built world-class collections and innovative services, and have excelled in the development and implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies in support of national and global digitization and digital preservation initiatives. The UCSD Libraries have risen to the ranks of the nation's top 25 public academic research libraries. During this time, collection endowments at the UCSD Libraries have increased by almost 50%; total print and digital library holdings have increased dramatically, and journal offerings have expanded by more than 100%/ Today, the Libraries' vast resources and services are accessed on the World Wide Web almost 90.0000 times a day. The UC San Diego Libraries were the first in Southern California to partner with Google on its global book digitization project. Additionally the UCSD Libraries have played a key role in building out he Pacific Rim Digital Library Alliance (PRDLA) - an international consortium of 31 prestigious academic libraries- to facilitate user access to scholaryly research materials by using digital technologies. Long a proponent of cooperation between and amongst libraries and related organizations, Mr. Schottlaender is a member of the Executive Committee of the San Diego Suppercomputer Center and serves on the executive committee of the Hathi Trust, a consortium of universities (including the University of California) that is building one of the largest online collections of books ever assembled.

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