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Overview of Three Areas of Research by the OCLC Research Library Partnership

Overview of Three Areas of Research by the OCLC Research Library Partnership

By Roy Tennant, Chela Scott Weber, Rebecca Bryant, Constance Malpas

OCLC Research Library Partnership (RLP) program officers and researchers provide an overview of three areas of ongoing work of the RLP: a research and learning agenda for archives and special collections; research information management; and the university futures, library futures project.

File: pdf, 4.3MB   Topics: Research Agendas, Research Information Management, Library Futures, Library Trends

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.

File: pptx, 18.4MB   Topics: Collection Management, Library Futures, Library Trends

EMEA Innovation Survey

EMEA Innovation Survey

By Merrilee Proffitt and Titia van der Werf

OCLC EMEARC18
Scotland (UK)

Find out the results of a survey conducted by OCLC, in which libraries at 238 research universities in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, France, and Italy, shared intelligence regarding trends, capacities, and priorities within the European research library community.

File: pptx, 6MB   Topics: Library Futures, Library Trends

University Futures, Library Futures: Emerging Directions in Shared Library Services: A Discussion with Shared Library and Consortium Directors

University Futures, Library Futures: Emerging Directions in Shared Library Services: A Discussion with Shared Library and Consortium Directors

By Constance Malpas

ALA Midwinter Conference
Denver, CO (US)

Malpas details the University Futures, Library Futures project that examined the impact of increasing differentiation of US higher education on the organization of academic libraries; and the shift from collection-centric model of excellence to engagement-oriented model supporting distinctive needs of parent institution.

File: pptx, 2MB   Topics: Library Futures, Library Consortia, Library Trends