Research Libraries, Risk and Systematic Change

By: James Michalko, Constance Malpas, and Arnold Arcolio

In 2008, OCLC Research engaged an organization experienced in conducting risk assessments for corporate, governmental and educational clients to identify the most significant risks facing US research libraries. The data showed perceived risks and a shared perspective on a landscape of challenges facing US research libraries.

The descriptive categorization of risk clusters provides libraries with a common vocabulary for identifying, evaluating, and responding to shared challenges. Additionally, assimilating, ranking, and analyzing these risks provides a sound basis for OCLC Research to formulate a collaborative action agenda in partnership with the research library community.

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Michalko, James, Constance Malpas, and Arnold Arcolio. 2010. Research Libraries, Risk and Systemic Change. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Research. doi:10.25333/C3661S.