December 1, 2020

New Article: “What are Researchers Looking for in Corporate and Academic Library Services?”

The following article by Oliver Renn, Head of the Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Information Center, Dept. of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, ETH Zürich appears in the latest issue of Elsevier’s Library Connect newsletter.

It’d based on a March 2014 webinar (presented by Elsevier) that Renn co-presented with Ye Li, University of Michigan and Professor Jan Reedijk, University of Leiden. An archived version of the webinar is also available.

Direct to Article: “What are Researchers Looking for in Corporate and Academic Library Services?”

From the Article:

Source: Elsevier Library Connect

Source: Elsevier Library Connect

What expectations do researchers have for library support in a corporate setting? The answer is very simple: There are no expectations. Libraries no longer exist in the corporate space, at least if you consider libraries a place where books and printed material are acquired, catalogued and shelved.

Where have all these libraries gone? They still exist, but they have new roles, and subsequently, new names — like the library of Novo Nordisk, which was one of the last to change when it was renamed “glia” for global information & analysis.

Direct to Full Text Article: “What are Researchers Looking for in Corporate and Academic Library Services?” (980 words)

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