Members of the OCLC Research Team discuss their project examining changes to library work, collections, and engagement experiences and how they will lead to the future of libraries.
What do statements of support for UC reveal about open access publishing, institutional priorities, and the role of library-publisher contracts?
Could scholarly publishers’ skills and capacity be re-positioned to serve researchers at earlier stages in the research process, “upstream” of publication? Charlie Rapple shares findings from a survey of the communications needs of almost 10,000 researchers.
Prediction is a strong word. Does anyone really know the future? Of course not, but it’s fun (and can be helpful) to speculate. Come add to the Chefs’ predictions for 2018.
Today’s students and early career researchers and professionals will be critical to the future success of our scholarly societies and associations. How well are they being served at present and how can we ensure their support in future?
As revenues from alternatives decrease and digital revenue sources prove insufficient, publishers are finding that straight-up asking readers to pay may be the best approach going forward.
What an idea! Information consoles in the home of the future. They only missed the existence of wi-fi and cellular, and how those made everything portable.
Clever, clever, and oh so worth watching through to the end:
Another “Did You Know?” video has appeared, this time talking about convergence. Maybe it also shows that with each video, we’re closer to the future that once astounded us.