This forward looking webcast examines the trends and emerging technologies that will impact higher education & academic libraries in the year 2020. Our panelists share their vision of what colleges & universities along with their libraries will look like as well as the trends they will have responded to in order to remain competitive in the new environment.
Via John Shank
"For the past few years, both the California State University and the University of California libraries have been experimenting with packages that replace paper books with e-books. The advantages are obvious. With e-books, you no longer have to schlep to a library to take out a book. You just log on from whatever device connects you to the web, at whatever time and in whatever state of dress, and voila! the book appears on your screen.'
Via Karen du Toit
Helen Lynch's insight:
Perils of e-preferred schemes? What happens when the platform cost becomes prohibitive?
“ It’s been understood for quite a while now that the prices big academic publishers charge universities and libraries for access to academic journals bear little to no relationship to the costs that the publishers actually incur. But a report just…”
Via Bernard Rentier, Ayla Stein
“If the student is at the center of the higher education business model, the library is where she is sitting. The library is changing around her and her colleagues. Library leaders are transforming ...”
“ The beginning of the year brings many “top” lists for what to look for in 2015. So far there’s not much predicting for what looks big for the academic library world. Here’s a shot at it.”
Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa
The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 Library Edition, examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide.
Via John Shank
Great background to history of scientific publishing/open access : Mother Jones Steal This Research Paper! (You Already Paid for It.) Mother Jones Like your cable TV provider, the biggest publishers also bundle their products, forcing strapped university libraries to buy dozens of journals they don't want to get...
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