Posted by: bluesyemre | September 9, 2015

Emerging trends and the implications for #libraries


As the 21st century progresses, what roles will libraries play in connecting communities and users with knowledge and knowledge creators? As information becomes ever more digitised and omnipresent, what physical space will libraries require? What impact will relentless technological advance and social change have on the skills required of a librarian to deliver services of value, against a back-drop of increasingly limited public funding? Some weighty questions in there, that librarians all over the world have no doubt pondered many times before. Although we can’t claim to know the future, a recent report by Arup sheds some light on what trends and themes libraries can expect to see – and the opportunities that they present for the 21st century information professional.

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