May 24, 2022

New Discussion Paper From National Library of Luxembourg: “Libraries and Publications of the Future”

The paper was released earlier this week by the National Library of Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg Library, and four other organizations.

The complete title of the publication is Libraries and Publications of the Future: A guide to understand current challenges, opportunities and requirements and is available in in English and French.

From the Executive Summary:

Though printed material will not disappear, a rapidly increasing amount will be in exclusively digital format (the focus of this document) either licensed from publishers, made accessible under Open Access  regimes or through digitisation of printed originals.

The internet continues to have a big impact on knowledge creation and cultural creativity through vastly facilitated networking and availability of very large amounts of information. The organisations endorsing this document have taken up the challenge to respond pro-actively to this evolution.

This document is a guide to help readers understand a number of current challenges and opportunities for digital culture and science, relevant to libraries,  research organisations as well as research and  library funders.

 Direct to Full Text Paper (23 pages; PDF)

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