The Search for Coherence in the Research Library World

Wednesday, October 16 | 12:40pm - 1:30pm ET | Meeting Room 213A
Session Type: Professional Development
After a generation of experimentation in the field of linked information technologies, libraries have returned to a notion that was popular in the 19th century: the universal library. We now think again, like we did in previous periods, that if we can just get it right, we can manage to solve the world's information needs from the library. The presentation will sketch out the implications of new large-scale projects that aim to make sense of a landscape in which libraries are not isolated from the much larger ecology of digital forms of information.

OUTCOMES:
Work toward focusing our efforts on supporting projects that will scale across higher education.

Speakers

  • Elliott Shore

    Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)