June 15, 2021

New: OCLC Releases Survey Findings About Library/Librarian Priorities, Initiatives in Germany, Netherlands, and UK

The Germany, Netherlands, and UK reports were just released. Reports about U.S. libraries were released in March and May.

Germany

Key Findings: Libraries in Germany: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives

  • Consider licensed electronic collections/e-books (academic library staff) and addressing literacy (public library staff ) to be their top priorities
  • Anticipate the top reason users, faculty and students are using their library will change in five years
  • Rely on discussions with their colleagues to keep informed about library trends.

Full Text (4 pages; PDF)

Netherlands

Key Findings: Libraries in Netherlands: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives

  • Consider demonstrating the value of their library to funders to be their top priority
  • Anticipate the top reason users are using their library will change in five years
  • Rely on discussions with their colleagues to keep informed about library trends.

Full Text (4 pages; PDF)

UK

Key Findings: Academic Libraries in the UK: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives

  • Consider delivering e-books and other e-resources to be their top priority
  • Anticipate the top reason faculty and students are using their library will shift in five years
  • Rely on listservs to keep informed about library trends.

Full Text (4 pages; PDF)

Key Findings: Public Libraries in the UK: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives

  • Consider demonstrating the value of their library to funders to be their top priority
  • Anticipate the top reason users are using their library will change in five years
  • Rely on discussions with their colleagues to keep informed about library trends.

Full Text (4 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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