New Report, "Support for the Research Process: An Academic Library Manifesto"

 
This brief call-to-action document includes a list of ten action items for libraries in today's rapidly changing scholarly research landscape.

Written by the RLG Partnership Research Information Management Roadmap Working Group, the report alludes to the changes in academic research and offers several principles to ensure the library is near the heart of the research process. It is intended to provide a wake-up call for academic libraries that the status quo no longer sufficiently serves researchers' needs.

More Information

Support for the Research Process: An Academic Library Manifesto Report (.pdf: 57K/2 pp.)
http://www.oclc.org/research/publications/library/2009/2009-07.pdf

Research Information Management Roadmap Activity
http://www.oclc.org/research/activities/roadmap/default.htm

Ricky Erway's Academic Library Manifesto Blog Post on Hangingtogether.org
http://hangingtogether.org/?p=750

Chris Bourg's Academic Library Blog Post on Feral Librarian
http://chrisbourg.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/support-for-research-an-academic-library-manifesto/

For more information:

Ricky Erway
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research
erwayr@oclc.org
+1-650-287-2125

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research
renspiem@oclc.org
+1-614-761-5231

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