I saw this briefing a while back, so some of you may also have picked it up, but it’s a useful, detailed, yet possible to skim, top 10 trends in academic libraries. Although written from an American perspective, I think many of the issues apply here too.
In summary, the top 1o trends are:
- communicating value
- data curation
- digital preservation
- higher education changes
- information technology
- mobile environments
- patron driven e-book acquisition
- scholarly communication
- user behaviour and expectation
It would be interesting to hear what academic librarians in Wales think of the trends identified in the report.