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Title:Role and mission of academic libraries: Present and Future
Author(s):Kaufman, Paula T.
Subject(s):Future of Academic Libraries
Abstract:We have many choices to make about the future as we strive to make valuable content and services available to more people with less effort. Every library will take the path it thinks will best meet its mission and goals. Our choices will be dependent on a number of factors, including institutional aspirations, organizational cultures, changes in scholarly communications, new opportunities, changing values, public policies, our tolerance for risk, and our own will. None of us will make exactly the same choices, and we will come to look less and less alike, but, if we are successful, we will be more a part of our institution’s fabric – as collaborators, partners, and co-creators. We cannot do it alone, we must form strong alliances within and outside of our own institutions. But, we cannot succeed if we take no risks, stand in our own way, become our own enemies.
Issue Date:2005-11-18
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright owned by Paula T. Kaufman
Date Available in IDEALS:2006-09-22

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