NISO and NFAIS announced a planned merger yesterday, designed to better serve their members during a time of rapid change.
Content providers operate in the systems ecosystem of the licensing academic library, but they have been challenged to integrate their offerings as seamlessly into this ecosystem as would benefit researchers. To adapt, publishers need to examine not only the usability of their own platforms and how they can continue to be improved, but also how they are in practice used in scholarly research alongside other content platforms and intermediary services. As distance learning continues its inexorable growth and research practices continue to anticipate always-connected devices, it is becoming more urgent for libraries, content providers, and other intermediaries to work together to address these problems.
Please welcome our newest Chef, Jill O’Neill from the NFAIS.
“Abundance breaks more things than scarcity does. Society knows how to react to scarcity.” Clay Shirky speaks at the opening session of NFAIS.
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.