Designated Community Definition

Digital Preservation Designated Community Definition

The purpose of York University Libraries' digital preservation efforts is to ensure long-term access to a critical mass of materials of significance to our community. We will emphasize Canadian scholarship, knowledge produced by our primary user community, unique library and archival holdings from our collections, and born digital university records (see Collection Policy). Our aim is to mobilize research and knowledge 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.

York University Libraries' primary user community consists of, York University:

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students
  • Affiliated researchers

Secondary user communities include:

  • Global community of scholarship
  • Elementary and secondary schools
  • Journalists
  • Data consumers
  • General public
  • Nonhuman users


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CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication