Director, Research Data Curation Program
University of California, San Diego
Head of Research and Development, Scientific Coordinator eResearch-Alliance
Göttingen State and University Library
In 2016 the University of California, San Diego Library and the State and University Library Göttingen in Germany signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for strategic cooperation. Based on this MOU, the two libraries have pursued a wide range of collaborations and discussions across their organizations. Work has included staff exchanges, comparisons of service models, and technical explorations. This presentation will give an overview of similarities and differences between the libraries as examples of research-oriented university libraries of equivalent size and philosophy in different countries. It will also address how the collaboration has benefited each institution, the challenges experienced, and plans for future cooperation in 2024 and beyond.