"Reconfigured and Unbundled" Slides Address Factors Affecting Research Universities and Libraries

To set the stage for a University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries planning effort that will produce a strategic framework for the campus libraries with a five-year timeframe, OCLC Research Library Partnership Vice President Jim Michalko addressed the external factors and influences, as well as the opportunities facing higher education, public research universities, and their associated research libraries. 

In this presentation, Jim discussed the library as a disrupted organization within an institution—the university—that is being reconfigured. In addition, he articulated the dimensions of the university reconfiguration and how the library's value within that reconfigured institution is challenged and diminished. He also offered some thoughts on the dimensions along which the 21st century library will be designed.

Jim's "Reconfigured and Unbundled: The Research University and Its Library—Trends, Influences, and External Factors" slides are available to download (.pptx: 11.7MB/85 slides) from the OCLC Research website or to view on SlideShare. A video of Jim's presentation as well as a list of the materials referenced in the presentation are also available from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries website.



For more information:

Jim Michalko
Vice President
OCLC Research Library Partnership

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


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