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:
Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Morgan shares findings and key takeaways from a survey of 769 public libraries and 47 state libraries on the state of digitization in libraries covering current efforts, strategy, barriers, and training.
Indianapolis, Indiana (USA)
In this presentation, Morgan shares findings from a national survey that identified the extent of public libraries' efforts to digitize unique collections, the obstacles that prevent digitization, and opportunities to accelerate digitization.