Libraries in Germany: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives

This new report details findings from a study OCLC conducted with libraries in 2012 to learn about their priorities, initiatives, thoughts on the future of their service points and the sources they use to keep up with developments in the library field.

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Most library staff in Germany:

  • Consider licensed electronic collections/e-books (academic library staff) and addressing literacy (public library staff ) to be their top priorities
  • Anticipate the top reason users, faculty and students are using their library will change in five years
  • Rely on discussions with their colleagues to keep informed about library trends.

Nearly 150 library staff in Germany including directors, managers and librarians participated in the study.

See other reports in the Priorities & Perspectives series for libraries in the U.S., Netherlands, UK.