Daily Archives: October 19, 2010

4 different futures imagined for research libraries

Interesting thoughts…——————4 Very Different Futures Are Imagined for Research Libraries The first scenario, “Research Entrepreneurs,” lays out a future in which “individual researchers are the stars of the story.” Corporations and philanthropists directly support the best and brightest, who “produce insights that dazzle readers, leaders, and markets.” Creativity matters more than institutional or disciplinary affiliations; the best researchers write their own contracts. Research institutions “increasingly ...

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