Technology is rapidly changing the way students and faculty access and interact with information: how we gather and analyze data, how we communicate and understand research, and how we make connections between disparate yet related fields of study.

The UC Davis Library is creating innovative digital and data projects and programs to help UC Davis students and researchers with their academic pursuits and support UC Davis’ position as a global leader in academic research.

We envision an era where researchers access library data directly from the lab, farm or field to inform their work in real time.

We will develop interactive and easily searchable databases that make our unique, historic collections accessible to researchers and the public.

And we will consult with faculty and researchers to help them implement best practices in managing, storing and sharing their data in ways that enable collaboration and accelerate new discoveries across disciplines.

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Archives and Institutional Assets

It has been said that digital information lasts forever, or for five years, whichever comes first. Through its Archives and Institutional Assets Program, the UC Davis Library works ...

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Digital Scholarship

The library partners with students, faculty and researchers to help with all aspects of their research, from helping with cutting-edge text and data mining, data storage and analysis, ...

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Data Management

Research questions straddle multiple fields more frequently than ever, but understanding data organized by another person to extract meaningful information can be challenging. The library’s new Data Management ...

Learn more about the library staff leading these projects.

Peter Brantley
Director of Online Strategy
Vessela Ensberg
Associate Director Data Architecture


Kevin Miller
Interim Head of Special Collections & University Archivist


Carl Stahmer
Director of Data and Digital Scholarship Department

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To learn more about private support of the UC Davis Library and how you can help, please contact Toni Arellanes-Miller, Senior Director of Development, UC Davis Library at (530) 752-2422 or; or Jane Fortner, Assistant Director of Development, Library and Student Affairs at (530) 752-9842 or