February 23, 2009

Twenty-nine reports about the future of academic libraries

First of all, apologies for the insanely long list of reports, white papers, etc. I'm clearly obsessed. I think they are all freely available, although a couple may require registration to demonstrate a higher ed institutional affiliation.

  1. Ithaka’s 2006 Studies of Key Stakeholders in the Digital Transformation in Higher Education

  2. How Readers Navigate to Scholarly Content: Comparing the changing user
    behaviour between 2005 and 2008 and its impact on publisher web site design and function

  3. College Students' Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources

  4. Sharing, Privacy and Trust in Our Networked World

  5. Generations Online in 2009

  6. The Future of the Internet III

  7. Networked Workers: Most workers use the internet or email at their jobs, but they say these technologies are a mixed blessing for them

  8. Use of Cloud Computing Applications and Services
  9. 2009 Horizon Report

  10. Scholarly Information Practices in the Online Environment: Themes from the Literature and Implications for Library Service Development

  11. National Consultation on Access to Scientific Research Data

  12. Agenda for Developing E-Science in Research Libraries

  13. Sustainability and Revenue Models for Online Academic Resources

  14. Skills, Role & Career Structure of Data Scientists & Curators: Assessment of Current Practice & Future Needs

  15. Semantic Enrichment: The Key to Successful Knowledge Extraction from STM Literature

  16. No Brief Candle: Reconceiving Research Libraries for the 21st Century

  17. Preservation in the Age of Large-Scale Digitization
    A White Paper

  18. A Survey of Digital Humanities Centers in the United States

  19. Library as Place: Rethinking Roles, Rethinking Space

  20. Current Models of Digital Scholarly Communication: Results of an Investigation Conducted by Ithaka for the Association of Research Libraries

  21. The Next Generation of Academics: A Report on a Study Conducted at the University of Rochester

  22. Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester

  23. The ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2008

  24. Economic Implications of Alternative Scholarly Publishing Models: Exploring the costs and benefits

  25. More People, Not Just More Stuff: Developing a New Vision for Research Cyberinfrastructure

  26. Our Cultural Commonwealth: The report of the American Council of Learned Societies Commission on Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences

  27. Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

  28. Transformational Times:. An Environmental Scan Prepared for the ARL Strategic Plan Review Task Force

  29. Finding Context: What Today’s College Students Say About Conducting Research in the Digital Age

Sorry about the science-centric nature of many of the reports I've mentioned. My interest in the future of academic libraries is much broader than just a scitech focus so I would really appreciate any readers out there who can suggest reports that are relevant to the various other academic areas: business, humanities, social science, arts, etc.


Frank Norman said...

Wow! Thanks for that list. Now I just need some textmining program to digest all these reports and gvie me a summary of their conclusions!

John Dupuis said...

Tell me about it. When I started compiling the list I had no idea it would end up being so long.

Laurie Putnam said...

Hi John,

You might find some useful stuff among my bookmarks at http://delicious.com/LibraryFutures , especially under the Research tag ( http://delicious.com/LibraryFutures/research ).

Thanks for posting your collection!

John Dupuis said...

Thanks, Laurie. Your del.icio.us acct has lots of interesting stuff.

Iryna Kuchma said...

Thanks a lot for posting this list! Very useful!

Gunnar said...

Hi John,

I think it is a very commendable listing, but I think there should
be a notice for limited access for
some of the material !

Gunnar Holmlund