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2010 top ten trends in academic libraries A review of the current literature

Monday, June 21, 2010

Abstract

  • Academic library collection growth is driven by patron demand and will include new resource types.
  • Budget challenges will continue and libraries will evolve as a result.
  • Changes in higher education will require that librarians possess diverse skill sets.
  • Demands for accountability and assessment will increase.
  • Digitization of unique library collections will increase and require a larger share of resources.
  • Explosive growth of mobile devices and applications will drive new services.
  • Increased collaboration will expand the role of the library within the institution and beyond.
  • Libraries will continue to lead efforts to develop scholarly communication and intellectual property services.
  • Technology will continue to change services and required skills.
  • The definition of the library will change as physical space is repurposed and virtual space expands.

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