Jeg har tidligere anbefalet denne artikel:
Keith Webster: The Library Space as Learning Space
EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 6 (November/December 2010)
Heri inddrages bl.a. David W. Lewis og hans tanker for fremtidens forskningsbibliotek. Han har tidligere foreslået det brugerdrevne bibliotek i artiklen:
David W. Lewis: The User-Driven Purchase Giveaway Library
EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 45, no. 5 (September/October 2010): 10–11
Lewis har tidligere skrevet et vigtig bidrag i diskussionen om forskningsbibliotekernes fremtid. Artiklen er nogle år gammel, men har stadig værdi.
David W. Lewis: A Strategy for Academic Libraries in the First Quarter of the 21st Century
College & Research Libraries, September 2007, vol. 68, no. 5, s. 418-434
I artiklen forsøger han at opstille en strategi frem til 2025. Strategien indeholder fem elementer:
- Complete the migration from print to electronic collections
- Retire legacy print collections
- Redevelop library space
- Reposition library and information tools, resources, and expertise
- Migrate the focus of collections from purchasing materials to curating content
Abstract: The wide application of digital technologies to scholarly communications has disrupted the model of academic library service that has been in place for the past century. Given the new Internet tools and the explosive growth of digital content available on the Web, it is now not entirely clear what an academic library should be. This article is an attempt to provide a strategy for academic libraries in what is left of the first quarter of the 21st century. There are five components of the model: 1) complete the migration from print to electronic collections; 2) retire legacy print collections; 3) redevelop library space; 4) reposition library and information tools, resources, and expertise; and 5) migrate the focus of collections from purchasing materials to curating content. Each of the components of the strategy and their interactions will be considered. It is hoped that the result will provide a useful roadmap for academic libraries and the campuses they serve.
Artiklen blev oprindeligt publiceret som:
Lewis, David W: A Model for Academic Libraries 2005 to 2025
Abstract: The paper presents a model for academic libraries for the next 20 years. The parts of the model are: 1.) Complete the migration from print to electronic collections; 2.) Retire legacy print collections; 3.) Redevelop the library space; 4.) Reposition library and information tools, resources, and expertise, and 5.) Migrate the focus of collections from purchasing materials to curating content. The interactions of the parts of the model and organizational issues for implementation are explored.