Top 10 trends in academic libraries

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I know students don’t wear these most of the time, but I need an image quickly! Image CC from Open Clip Art Library.

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
  • staffing
  • user behaviour and expectation

It would be interesting to hear what academic librarians in Wales think of the trends identified in the report.

About alysontyler

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