Tag Archives: future

Ask the chefs: the future form of scholarly communication

(24 January 2019) It’s always a good time to think about the future, but somehow the beginning of the year seems an especially appropriate time. With the changes afoot in scholarly communication practices, sentiment, and business models, this couldn’t be a better time to consider what the target might look like. What are we all aiming […]


Read More...


National Library of Australia embraces digital future

2017 marked the conclusion of one of the National Library of Australia’s most ambitious technology overhauls (12 December 2017) This year marked the conclusion of one of the largest technology projects ever undertaken by the National Library of Australia, with the organisation completing an overhaul of its core digital library systems. Rohan Pearce writes that […]


Read More...


What does the future hold for academic books?

(4 July 2017) Between August 2014 and September 2016, the Academic Book of the Future Project, initiated by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the British Library, explored the current and future status of the traditional academic monograph. Marilyn Deegan, one of the co-investigators on the project and author of the project report, reflects on its […]


Read More...


What will libraries be like in 2100?

It’s not so far away By Jim O’Donnell (17 November 2015) This article is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. On Nov. 12, Future Tense hosted an event in Washington, D.C., on the future of the library. You can watch a webcast of the event on the New America website. […]


Read More...


ALIA report flags future trends for the Australian library and information sector

(21 May 2014, Canberra)  The impact of unimaginable technologies, a global market for education and radical transformation in the corporate world are three of the themes emerging from a new series of reports published today by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), as an investigation into the future of the library and information sector. […]


Read More...


The university library of the future

The Designing Libraries website spotlights a Canadian report which looks at the changing face of the university library – fewer books, more hi-tech learning spaces, and robotic delivery. More here. The Designing Libraries website is here.


Read More...