May 20, 2022

UK/Ireland: Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) Publishes “Mapping the Future of Academic Libraries” Report


SCONUL has published its new report “Mapping the Future of Academic Libraries” commissioned from the University of Sheffield Information School.


The report highlights a number of challenges and opportunities for SCONUL members, including the development of AI and machine learning, datafied scholarship and the on-going challenges of blurred boundaries between the library and the rest of the institutions and the development as library as a service.

Direct to Full Text Report (68 pages; PDF)

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.