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Forward plan 2022-2025

Digital Futures

Sponsor – Associate Director: Research and Digital Futures

O1 – Adopt a digital literacies framework and embed it through Academic Literacies strategy and Curriculum Redefined.

KR1: Adopt a digital literacies framework institutionally by April 2023.

KR2: Digital literacy embedded across all schools by August 2025.

KR3: Adopt a digital capability diagnostic tool by April 2023 and embed it in SRDS and Careers processes by August 2024.

KR4: Digital Literacy content embedded into appropriate webpages and online resources by September 2024.

KR5: Develop a programme of learning for our students to enhance digital skills by December 2023.

Linked strategic priorities: SP1

O2 – Improve outdated processes and systems to improve user experience and create efficiencies.

KR1: Initial training on Rapid Improvement Exercises (RIEs) conducted by March 2023, followed by more training in Summer 2023.

KR2: Implement Microsoft Dynamics 365 for bookings and enquiries by November 2023.

KR3: Three key processes identified for improvements by June 2023 and improved by March 2024.

KR4: Integration of eresource access management and discovery with metadata management completed by April 2023.

KR5: Review of work processes and shared ownership of Alma completed by November 2023.

KR6: Create a one collection experience for our users by integrating museum and archive processes and streamlining curatorial practices by August 2023.

Linked strategic priorities: SP2

O3 – Develop a digital ecosystem that supports a high-quality experience for connected customers.

KR1: Improve our web presence within the institutional framework by December 2024.

KR2: Review our communications and engagement approach through an audience and channels audit by December 2023.

KR3: Develop metrics that determine and improve user engagement by August 2024.

KR4: Review engagement with Virtual Reading Rooms and develop a standard service to facilitate ongoing remote access to special collections and sensitive data by September 2023.

Linked strategic priorities: SP2

O4 – Support the establishment of a Digital Creativity and Cultures Hub (DCCH).

KR1: A website for DCCH established by September 2022, bringing together Digital Humanities activities.

KR2: Business case for DCCH approved by March 2023.

KR3: Physical DCCH established and staffed in our premises by August 2023.

KR4: Digital skills development programme for academic staff established by September 2023.

KR5: Partner in at least two research grant applications on top of DCCH by August 2024.

Linked strategic priorities: SP3, SP14

O5 – Transform our digital infrastructure and digitisation capability.

KR1: Develop an International Image Interoperability Framework enabled, scalable digital infrastructure by December 2024.

KR2: Develop and implement a digitisation plan that increases access to resources by August 2025.

KR3: Develop the business case for upgrading White Rose Libraries shared research repositories by June 2024.

KR4: Develop case studies that highlight the impact of the digital transformation in each year.

KR5: Partner in at least two research grant applications on top of upgraded digital library infrastructure by August 2024.

Linked strategic priorities: SP4

O6 – Transform institutional records management and digital preservation approach.

KR1: Revise the digital preservation policy at an institutional level by March 2023.

KR2: Set up the governance for records management and digital preservation by August 2023.

KR3: Build a case for electronic records management system and implement it by August 2024.

KR4: Implement a production ready system for digital preservation by June 2023.

KR5: Embed records management culture and digital preservation service by August 2025.

Linked strategic priorities: SP5