Tag Archives: future of libraries

IFLA ARL webinar series: ‘The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries and Change’ by Gulcin Cribb

(26 Mar 2019)  IFLA ARL Section has organized a series of webinars on topics relevant to Academic & Research Libraries. The first of the webinar series will kick off on 12 April with a presentation by Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University, entitled ‘The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Academic Libraries and Change’. […]


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Growing prevalence of mobile-based research signals new era for libraries according to latest findings

(18 December 2018)  Sponsored by OpenAthens, the research gathered information from more than 900 librarians working in different sectors across the globe in Spring 2018 and was designed to gain insight into current thinking on identity and access management. According to the new research growing numbers of students and researchers are working from home, on mobile […]


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Barbarians at the library door

(2 September 2018) Libraries are being transformed or closed through government and private cost-cutting measures, driven by a contempt for learning and an emphasis on profit, writes Dr Evan Jones. Independent Australia has the full story.


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Future of Libraries

(July 2017) Libraries are evolving to meet the changing needs of the cities they serve, in terms of the social infrastructure they provide and the services they offer. Future of Libraries examines the key trends that are influencing the transformation of libraries in terms of the social infrastructure they provide and the services they offer. […]


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OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R join forces on new research project

(10 April 2017) OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R have studied and written extensively about the evolution of higher education and the implications of this evolution for the organizational structure and services of libraries. Today, we are announcing a new project, “University Futures; Library Futures”, in which OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R are joining forces to […]


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Imagining libraries of the future

(27 March 2017, Singapore)  From the use of data analytics, to possibly even virtual reality in the future – public libraries in Singapore are undergoing a transformation in a bid to remain relevant in an increasingly digital world. Singapore’s public libraries are changing fast, keeping step with technology that helps libraries offer the modern services […]


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How can we inculcate reading and bring back the library culture among Malaysians?

(17 November 2016)  The Malaysian Digest asks what lies ahead for libraries now that books can be compressed into small devices. Expert opinions were sought  about how Malaysian  libraries are coping with changes in reading habits. Libraries in and around Kuala Lumpur were visited and the views of librarians about what motivates their patrons to spend […]


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Changing technology allows Australia’s libraries to become community hubs

(27 October 2016, Sydney) New research has shown us that our local library must be ready to embrace changing community needs. An in-depth survey into the value of libraries as public spaces undertaken by Civica and the University of Technology Sydney’s Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS:IPPG), found a very strong belief that libraries […]


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MIT task force releases preliminary “Future of Libraries” report

New library proposals meant to enhance “meaningful access to knowledge.” (24 October 2016)  An MIT task force is releasing a preliminary report featuring a set of proposals aimed at steering MIT’s library system toward becoming an “open global platform” enabling the “discovery, use, and stewardship of information and knowledge” for future generations. The report, based on […]


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National Library of New Zealand: Positioning for the future

(16 July 2016) The National Library of New Zealand has released its Draft Strategic Direction to 2030 and is interested in your feedback. Comments are open until 31 August 2016. The National Library of New Zealand is proposing a bold and ambitious set of strategic directions to 2030. nations. Feedback is wanted on: the strategic […]


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Imagining the future of the library by studying today’s researchers: Lessons from Cornell

(8 March 2016) Is the library of the future something that will come into view once we crest the next hill? Or will the library of the future be what we make it, based on the best evidence we can collect on current, emerging, and anticipated practices of researchers and the needs of the research […]


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Library 2.015 Conference scheduled for 20 October

(1 October 2015) The dates are set for the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is scheduled for Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 from 7am – 8pm US Pacific / 10am – 11pm US Eastern (International Time Zone Converter). The conference will be held entirely online and is free […]


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