Tag Archives: trends

Beyond Japan: Kinokuniya’s Hiroshi Sogo looks at global bookselling trends

(25 Oct 2019)  With 107 bookstores worldwide, Kinokuniya’s director of import and distribution, Hiroshi Sogo, share his international bookselling insights with Publishing Perspective. Read the full story here.  


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ACRL announces the publication of 2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

(17 Jul 2019)  ACRL announces the publication of 2018 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The one-volume title includes data from Associate of Arts Colleges, Baccalaureate, Master’s Colleges and Universities/ and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. […]


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Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) publishes “Environmental Scan 2019”

(5 June 2019)  Every two years, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee writes an Environmental Scan, a summary of the key themes in libraries and higher education. Many topics in this arena are in a state of perpetual change. See more and the full report from here.  


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Emerging trends in the academic publishing lifecycle

(27 Mar 2019)  “The academic publication lifecycle has undergone radical changes over the past several years. These changes have a significant impact on how scholarship will be written, published, promoted, and read in the future.”  Christine Tulley, Professor of English, Director of the Masters in Rhetoric and Writing Program, and Academic Development Coordinator at The University of Findlay, […]


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DOAJ survey reveals global trends in OA publishing

(9 January 2019)  A survey of publishers with journals indexed in DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) has revealed surprising trends in the way that content is published; what types of organisations are publishing the content; on how publishing standards are being accepted globally; and geographical trends on the uptake of open access. The survey was sent […]


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Mental health and books on anxiety are popular in 2018

(18 December 2018)  Wattpad has 72 million users and they consume self-published stories at a ravenous pace. In 2018 one of the biggest trends was mental health and ebooks on depression and anxiety. This genre saw an increase of 52% and over 152,000 new stories were uploaded. One of the most notable examples of this […]


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Global publishing trends 2018

(18 February 2018) Publishing is not a level playing field where everyone can walk in and have their place. It is a market driven by forces that are outside of books and reading. How big is global book publishing? And why should you care? Because within the business data lie critical clues for digital transformation. […]


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Trends in Singapore’s academic libraries

(15 May 2017) Singapore has six universities, several polytechnics and a number of research institutes.  In this article, Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian of Singapore Management University,  highlights the collaborative and institutional activities and trends among Singapore’s academic libraries, including scholarly communication, space and architecture, information literacy and community engagement. The full article, Trends in Singapore,  is […]


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Using GRID to discover and analyse global research trends

New Digital Research Report by Martin Szomszor and Jonathan Adams highlights the need for a reference database of research organisations (2 March 2017) The latest Digital Research Report, Discovery and Analysis of Global Research Trends Using GRID, is published today by Digital Science. Using data from the open access journal PLOS ONE, the authors highlight […]


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Exclusive white paper: “Global Trends in Publishing 2014”

(11 July 2014) With the new report Global Trends in Publishing, the Frankfurt Book Fair Business Club has produced an overview of current developments in the international book market. The report’s author is the well-known industry expert Rüdiger Wischenbart. From internationalisation and publisher acquisitions to global growth markets and print versus online, the structure of […]


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LITA Top Tech Trends 2014

(29 June 2014) LITA’s top library tech trends were discussed 29 June at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. Among the trends tackled by the panelists were open hardware, personally tuned discovery systems and mobile first philosophy. The full list is here. The online discussion via YouTube is on the LJ Infodocket website.


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Top trends in academic libraries

(June 2014)  Every other year, the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee produces a document on top trends in academic libraries. This year, after numerous discussions and literature reviews, the committee decided upon a unifying theme for current trends: deeper collaboration. The focus is on the following large categories within higher education: data, device neutral […]


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2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

(30 October 2013)  ACRL announces the publication of 2012 Academic Library Trends and Statistics, the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the collections, staffing, expenditures and service activities of academic libraries in all Carnegie classifications. The three-volume set includes Associate of Arts institutions, Master’s Colleges and Universities/Baccalaureate Colleges, and Research/Doctoral-granting Institutions. The […]


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