ACRL har netop udgivet et nyt white paper skrevet af Carol Tenopir, Ben Birch & Suzie Allard med titlen:
Academic Libraries and Research Data Services: Current Practices and Plans for the Future (55 s./pdf)
This survey reports the findings of a cross section of academic libraries in the United States and Canada to provide a baseline assessment of the current state of and future plans for research data services in academic libraries. Recently the academic library community has identified data curation as one of the top ten trends in 2012. Some academic libraries are already engaged in these activities, and others are examining ways they can best provide a range of research data services. As science becomes more collaborative, data-intensive, and computational, academic researchers are faced with a range of data management needs. Combine these needs with funding directives that require data management planning, and there is both a need and an imperative for research data services in colleges and universities. Academic libraries may be ideal centers for research data service activities on campuses, providing unique opportunities for academic libraries to become even more active participants in the knowledge creation cycle in their institution.
EBSCO Information Services Europe and Red Sage Consulting har udsendt en række af papers om “The Future of the Academic Information Supply Chain”. De er kommet frem til fem papers, hvor en lille udvalgt skare af eksperter tager temperaturen på forskningsbibliotekernes fødekæde og hvad fremtiden byder.
- Paper 1. The Future Role of the Academic Library
- Paper 2. Access to Content: Now and in the Future
- Paper 3. The Impact of Open Access
- Paper 4. The Role of Subscription Agents
- Paper 5. Future Forces for Change
For den dovne findes dette executive summary.