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We acquire and enable the discovery of resources at NYU Libraries. In response to our user’s needs, technological innovation, and emerging data models, we provide strategic direction for the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata, infrastructure, policies, and practices that drive access to the Libraries’ diverse collections. We work with the central, institute and global campus libraries to ensure library services support research, teaching, and learning at NYU.

KARMS includes the following departments:

Archival Collections Management (ACM)

Supports the acquisition, management, and access to archival materials in both analog and digital formats for the NYU Libraries special collections. The department provides services in the following areas: accessioning; arrangement and description; and web archiving.

Data Analysis and Integration (DAI)

Supports the access, integrity, interoperability, delivery and exchange of data across library systems. The department provides services in the following areas: application administration; library automation; and data manipulation, analysis, and integration.

Knowledge Access

Supports metadata services that drive the discovery and access to NYU Libraries’ collections. The department provides services in the following areas: metadata creation and management; policies, guidelines and local practices; and national/international standards research and development.

Resource Management (RM)

Supports the procurement, management, and access to resources in all formats for the NYU Libraries’ general collections. The department provides services in the following areas: acquiring library resources; processing new physical materials; and establishing access to and providing frontline troubleshooting for electronic resources.

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