It is always interesting to read how people reflect on practice in the light of acknowledged environmental change. The provocative statements [pdf, transcribed as HTML here] issued by the Taiga Forum received some attention, and focused some medium term environmental factors and possible responses.
I have been looking at some more near-term reflections. Sconul (the UK Society of College, National and University Libraries) has identified their 'top concerns'. A [pdf] report is available. They have clustered survey results in four categories, which are interesting in themselves as indicators of emphasis:
- Planning and strategy including implementation
- Space issues
- Implementing self-issue and return service
- Digital deposit and repository development
I am again struck by how the library increasingly works as part of a wider set of research and learning support services, supporting the 'networkflow' of their common users.
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