Posted by: bluesyemre | July 2, 2020

COVID-19 and the Future of the #AcademicLibrary (#webinar)


This discussion webcast will focus on how academic libraries have had to change in recent months, on the changes in relationship with other players in the scholarly communications industry, and on the future of libraries in a post-Covid world.

The panel will feature:

Lisa Hinchliffe
Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA

Kirsty Merrett
Research support librarian for research data management at the University of Bristol, UK

Rossana Morriello
Research support librarian at Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
All three have been regular contributors to Research Information over the past few years, and will come together to compare and contrast the situation at their own institutions in the wake of Covid-19, as well as sharing best practice and offering suggestions for moving forward, as universities around the world come out of lockdown and move to ‘the new normal’.

The scholarly communications industry has long been in a state of flux with the move towards open access publishing and open research, but the onset of Covid-19 over the past few months has meant institutions have had to rethink their entire way of working, with an acceptance that they may never return to ‘life as normal’.

In this webcast the panel will attempt to make sense of the situation as it stands in their nations, and provide impartial advice and best-practice recommendations as the world of the academic library moves forward into uncharted territories.

We invite not only librarians and information professionals, but researchers, publishers and other commercial operators to join us for what will be a most entertaining and informative webcast.

The discussion will be moderated by Tim Gillett, editor, Research Information.

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