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Transforming Research Libraries for the Global Knowledge Society by Barbara Dewey

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Advancing from Kumbaya to radical collaboration: redefining the future research library

James G. Neal

Collaboration and innovation

Cooperation is part of the professional DNA of research libraries. From the conditions of knowledge scarcity over the centuries to the oppression of information and data over-abundance in today’s and tomorrow’s library context, cooperation has been and will be a constant for service, success, and survival. The transformation of research library collections, services and spaces continues to progress under the impact of rampant shifts in user behaviors and expectations, digital and network technologies, and deep fiscal challenges. But the definition and view of the research library as an independent and self-sustaining ...

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