Part of the UDC ToolKit

Dear [Faculty Member],

Are you interested in preserving your scholarly work online? Or perhaps the work of an exceptional group of students? I can help you establish new University Digital Conservancy collections.

The UDC is a program of the University Libraries. It is an online venue for long-term preservation and open access of works produced or sponsored by U of M faculty, researchers, staff, and students, as well as administrative and academic units. You can browse the current UDC collections at

I’m open to all ideas- contact me to discuss your ideas!  I will work with you to determine whether works are a good fit for the UDC and help you get started. Below are a few of the top benefits, plus examples of works that may be submitted.

Top Benefits of the UDC:

  1. Major search engines rank UDC results highly, such as Google and Google Scholar
  2. Permanent URL that will never change (no broken links), to cite your work for long-term access
  3. Preservation of the digital copy, with trusted caretaker: the Library!
  4. Free up space on your department servers since our copy is backed up nightly.
  5. Full-text search of all your documents that can be integrated in your web page.

Some examples of what may be a good fit for the UDC: