Designated Community

The purpose of the University Library’s digital preservation efforts is to ensure long-term access to a critical mass of materials of significance to our community. We will emphasize scholarship, knowledge produced by McMaster researchers, and unique library and archival holdings from our collections. Our aim is to mobilize the resources for research and knowledge creation in an environment that allows for ease of searching, browsing, retrieval, and reuse. With this work, we intend to make a significant and ongoing contribution to the global digital library.

McMaster University Library’s primary user community consists of, McMaster University:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

Secondary user communities include:

  • Global community of researchers and scholars
  • News, media, and arts communities
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • General public