January 19, 2022

New Journal Article: “Opening the Heart of Science: A Review of the Changing Roles of Research Libraries”

The following article appears in the current issue of Publications.


Opening the Heart of Science: A Review of the Changing Roles of Research Libraries


Jorge Revez
Universidade de Lisboa
ORCID: 0000-0002-3058-943X


Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 2018)
DOI: 10.3390/publications6010009


In a world of information overload and data deluge, is opening science a research library’s duty? Or is the openness of science deeply changing libraries, ultimately converting them into something else? The purpose of the review is to highlight the challenging issues stemming from the relationship between research and libraries. A broad literature analysis was performed focused on the intersection of three different perspectives: (1) the future of research libraries, (2) the emerging new roles, and (3) the ongoing openness of science. Libraries are still at the heart of science but challenged by several stakeholders within the complexity of present science production and communication. Research support services, research data management, or research information management are emerging roles, among others, sustaining an open path where libraries thrive to be more collaborative while looking forward to establishing new partnerships.

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See Also: Table of Contents For Publications (Volume 6, Issue 1; March 2018)

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