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 An archived version of the webinar is also available.
From the Article:
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)