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Sunday, August 19, 2012

OCLC Releases Survey Findings About Library/Librarian Priorities, Initiatives in Germany, Netherlands, and UK

United States of America

Reports about U.S. libraries were already released in March and May 2012.

Newly released reports:

Germany

Key Findings: Libraries in Germany: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives
  • Consider licensed electronic collections/e-books (academic library staff) and addressing literacy (public library staff ) to be their top priorities
  • Anticipate the top reason users, faculty and students are using their library will change in five years
  • Rely on discussions with their colleagues to keep informed about library trends.
Full Text (PDF, 4 pages)

The Netherlands

Key Findings: Libraries in Netherlands: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives
  • Consider demonstrating the value of their library to funders to be their top priority
  • Anticipate the top reason users are using their library will change in five years
  • Rely on discussions with their colleagues to keep informed about library trends.
Full Text (PDF, 4 pages)

United Kingdom

Key Findings: Academic Libraries in the UK: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives
  • Consider delivering e-books and other e-resources to be their top priority
  • Anticipate the top reason faculty and students are using their library will shift in five years
  • Rely on listservs to keep informed about library trends.
Full Text (PDF, 4 pages)

Key Findings: Public Libraries in the UK: A Snapshot of Priorities & Perspectives
  • Consider demonstrating the value of their library to funders to be their top priority
  • Anticipate the top reason users are using their library will change in five years
  • Rely on discussions with their colleagues to keep informed about library trends.
Full Text (PDF, 4 pages)

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