Preserve Your Research
Archives and Institutional Assets Program
The Archives and Institutional Assets Program (AIAP), based in the Archives and Special Collections department, works with UC Davis faculty, staff, and researchers to curate and preserve their legacies, ensuring that their most important and influential works remain accessible over the long term.
- Preserves university records of enduring historical and research value
- Stewards UC Davis researcher assets, especially working papers, lab notebooks, correspondence, manuscripts, committee documents, blogs, visual materials, and media
- Provides seamless integration of print and born digital/digitized assets to enhance discovery and illustrate impact
- Provides access your assets to interested researchers through Archives and Special Collections, where they are made available as manuscript collections
AIAP will work with faculty, researchers, and staff—including emeriti and retired academic staff—to identify content in any format that best fits the profile for transfer to the archives. Collectively, this material provides a rich resource of university history in addition to documenting and highlighting the careers of individuals.
The AIAP collaborates across the library with Research Data Services on Data Management inquiries, DataLab on questions related to data science and visualization, the Scholarly Communications Program and others.
What Do We Collect?
Archives and Institutional Assets Program collects content created by UC Davis constituents in the course of research, teaching, patient care, and community/university/professional service.
All of the following types of content (physical and digital formats) are potential candidates for transfer to the archive:
Preserving University Department and Unit Records
We welcome historical archives and records from the administrative offices, campus organizations, and student groups that document the university’s history, development, decision-making process, and campus culture.