May 26, 2022

Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Releases Final Report From “The New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information” Online Forum

From the Center For Research Libraries (CRL) Post by Samantha Abrams:

The organizing committee of The New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information is pleased to share the report generated from this forum, which took place from January — April 2021. The Report details current key issues facing European collections as seen through a series of presentations and a poster session by librarians and members of the book trade from North America and Europe. At a final interactive meeting, attendees discussed practical ways to respond to the ideas and issues raised during the event. Presentations and discussions coalesced around three themes: new models for collaborative collection development and services; the growing range of content and format types and their significance for libraries and researchers; and the evolving role of libraries and librarians in the research process.


The New Shape of Sharing: Networks, Expertise, Information was organized by members of CRL’s Collaborative Initiative for French Language Collections (CIFNAL) and the German-North American Resources Partnership (GNARP) — both working projects of the Center for Research Libraries, and hosted jointly by CRL and Casalini Libri, with support from additional sponsors. Attendees came from across North America and Europe, and included librarians, scholars, and members of the book trades.

Direct to Final Report
28 pages; PDF.

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