The following findings from the joint studies are highlighted in the report:
- Universities face a diversity of needs and transnational challenges as they adjust to manage their researchers' outputs.
- Libraries in recent years have been struggling to make a positive impact on the scholarly work of researchers with relatively little effect.
- Many institutionally provided research support services are not appreciated by researchers in universities, who consider them marginal at best and burdensome at worst.
- Although the contribution of libraries to preserving the scholarly archive is not certain, we cannot abandon the attempt to reach a shared understanding internationally.
- A shared view of a scholarly archive for the digital age is needed to further develop capabilities and realize value.
This report is the latest in a series of OCLC Research reports resulting from our Research Information Management thematic focus of work, the goal of which is to help reach a collective understanding of the responsibilities of, and opportunities for, libraries in a changed research environment.
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Supporting Research: Environments, Administration and Libraries
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