Are Academic Libraries Changing Fast Enough?

Are Academic Libraries Changing Fast Enough?
Horstmann, W.  (2018) 
Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis42(3) pp. 433-440.​

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Ändern sich wissenschaftliche Bibliotheken schnell genug?
Authors
Horstmann, Wolfram 
Issue Date
2018
Type
Journal Article
Journal
Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis 
Language
English
Abstract
Academic libraries are under a severe pressure of transforming towards a novel form of information organization. Book circulation, learning space and licensing digital content continue to be core services. But the sciences and the humanities are increasingly requesting support for their novel publishing activities. Open Access in science or digital editions in the humanities, and data-intensive operations in research, e.g. data management plans, research software support or data curation and preservation services become mission critical. Thus, in order to stay the central partner for academic information within the institution, libraries need to change. But how fast could libraries possibly change, if the existing services were also to be continued, particularly considering that budget increases are rare? Experiences at the State and University Library Göttingen (SUB) shall elucidate opportunities and challenges.

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