Research Collections and Support

Libraries are increasingly leveraging the raw materials of scholarship and knowledge formation by emphasizing the creation and curation of institutional research assets and outputs, including digitized special collections, research data, and researcher profiles. Our work informs current thinking about research collections and the emerging services that libraries are offering to support contemporary modes of scholarship. We are encouraging the development of new ways for libraries to build and provide these types of collections and deliver distinctive services. Our efforts are focused in the following three areas:

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The Changing Nature of Collections in a Network Environment

The Changing Nature of Collections in a Network Environment

By Lorcan Dempsey

TRY Library Staff Conference
Toronto (Canada)

Dempsey explores concepts of the changing nature of collections. While collections remain central to research library services and mission, the concept of the collection has in fact changed, to the extent that boundaries between collections and other service areas are blurring.

Topics: Collection Management, Library Trends