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Library Budgets, Journal Bundles, Reference Staffing – latest issue of ARL’s Research Library Issues

ARL [Association of Research Libraries]  has published Research Library Issues (RLI) no. 282, which features articles on ARL library budgets over the past two years, subscriptions to journal collections from large publishers, and the impact of the changing roles of librarians on reference staffing. A pre-publication version of the article about journal bundles was released earlier this year.

The complete table of contents with links to the articles follows:

Research Library Issues no. 282 is freely available from ARL Digital Publications.
Source:  ARL home page

Future of research libraries in the 21st century

Dame Lynne Brindley is the former CEO of the British Library and recently elected Master of Pembroke College, Oxford, to succeed Giles Henderson CBE in August 2013. She presents a set of key themes tied to the future of research libraries in the 21st Century, many of which she dealt with during her 12 years heading the British Library and prior career in university research libraries.  These issues include changing media habits, trust in institutions, and core challenges facing libraries in digital archiving, opening legacy collections, open access and copyright, search and navigation, the rise of massive online open courses, and the future of the physical library. Two other experts were invited to respond to her lecture: Sarah Thomas, Bodley’s Librarian and Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford, and Professor Christine Borgman, the Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA and Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at Balliol College.

This talk was one of a series on Innovations in Digital Scholarship supported by the Oxford eResearch Centre’s Digital Social Research Programme, supported by the ESRC, and organized by Professors Christine Borgman, William H. Dutton, and Sarah Thomas. 

View the presentation here: http://webcast.oii.ox.ac.uk/?view=Webcast&ID=20130425_495