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University Futures; Library Futures
OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R Join Forces on New Research Project

OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R have studied and written extensively about the evolution of higher education and the implications of this evolution for the organizational structure and services of libraries. Today, we are announcing a new project, “University Futures; Library Futures”, in which OCLC Research and Ithaka S+R are joining forces to carry out a collaborative project on the future of academic libraries, in the context of changes in the…

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Imagining the Future of the Library by Studying Today's Researchers
Lessons from Cornell

Is the library of the future something that will come into view once we crest the next hill? Or will the library of the future be what we make it, based on the best evidence we can collect on current, emerging, and anticipated practices of researchers and the needs of the research community and society at large? Ithaka S+R recently had the opportunity to explore this topic with Dr. Kornelia…

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Research Practices and the Disruption of the Research Library
Nancy Fried Foster Talk at RLUK

Nancy Fried Foster and Cornell University Library's Korneila Tancheva will discuss "Research Practices and the Disruption of the Research Library" at the RLUK Conference on Thursday, March 10. The academic research library has always played a crucial role in building collections and services to support research. Current technological, regulatory and research behaviour disruptions present new opportunities in and challenges to the ways in which research is produced, shared, preserved, and…