October 16, 2021

New Report : “Future Themes and Forecasts for Research Libraries and Emerging Technologies”

The report linked to below was published today by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE.

From the Publication Announcement:

Future Themes and Forecasts for Research Libraries and Emerging Technologies, written by ARL visiting program officer Scout Calvert, synthesizes the work of the 27 workshop participants and presents key findings and post-workshop commentary.

Calvert notes that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which loomed over the workshop discussions, “participants were largely, if guardedly, optimistic and determined.” She reports “research libraries are viewed as ready partners” in working with emerging technologies for learning and research because libraries “are already engaged in activities that pertain to information literacy, data, and technology use.” Workshop participants expect fiscal constraints will make cross-department and cross-institution collaboration even more attractive.

Calvert concludes, “Current events largely amplify pressures and opportunities for research libraries to mindfully and collaboratively adopt and shape emerging technologies to advance the mission in support of learning and research.”

Direct to Full Text Report
20 pages; PDF.

Scout Calvert and Mary Lee Kennedy, Emerging Technologies for Research and Learning: Interviews with Experts. Edited by Clifford Lynch and John O’Brien.

See Also: Sarah Lippincott, Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning. Edited by Mary Lee Kennedy, Clifford Lynch, and Scout Calvert.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) 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 Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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