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Deb Robertson

Critical Assets: Academic Libraries, a View from the Administration Building - 0 views

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    Survey results shared from interviews with chief academic officers and an online survey taken by over 130 leaders in academic affairs yield surprising results.

    Perhaps the final lesson we can take from hearing from administrators is that they look to us not just to make the case for libraries but to ride the wave of change. We must ensure that libraries and librarians step into new roles and take up different challenges, reimagining the ways we and our libraries can be essential consultants in all the ways that students and faculty learn, discover, and share their work.
Deb Robertson

EBSCOhost: Exploring the Future of Academic Libraries: A Definitional Approach - 0 views

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    "Academic libraries that choose to emphasize services that are relevant in a digital world strike the authors as the most likely to find fertile ground."

    Academic libraries that choose to emphasize services that are relevant in a digital world strike the authors as the most likely to find fertile ground. They would be entering a realm of many opportunities; a realm characterized by rapid and discontinuous shifts. These institutions would be well advised to begin the process now. The trend-line is clear and the shift to a digital environment has tremendous momentum. Libraries cannot afford to wait until the smoke has cleared and the digital revolution is complete to take action. First the risk of being subordinated to more nimble entities within (and perhaps outside of) the academy is significant. Libraries will be hard pressed to reclaim lost territory once others fulfill these roles successfully. Second, the shift to a predominantly digital environment began more than a decade ago, shows no sign of slowing, and is creating a cascade of associated changes.
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