9 March 2006

From libraries to ‘libratories’

From libraries to ‘libratories’: "stocking an institution’s repository with research output produced by that institution is really what it’s all about. Librarians have to impress upon their university managers that the institution’s responsibility does not stop with furthering the creation of new knowledge, but also includes communicating it." Leo Waaijers.

Interesting article with topical themes including the future of libraries, future of education and learning, scholarly publishing and nature of research.
And excellent timing that I stumbled over it while my workplace is in the throes of strategic planning, implementing an IR, implementing an openURL resolver and federated search engine, rolling out a learning management system.