Ten trends in (US) academic libraries

What are the key trends and issues affecting academic libraries?

College and Research News has published this article discussing the top ten trends in academic libraries.

The list has been developed by the ACRL Research Planning and Review Committee following a discussion forum with its membership and work by leaders in academic librarianship.

The top ten trends, listed in alphabetical order, are:

  • Communicating value
  • Data curation
  • Digital preservation
  • Higher education
  • Information technology
  • Mobile environments
  • Scholarly communication
  • Staffing
  • User behaviours and expectations

The full article, which is available here, includes a discussion on each trend and an extensive bibliography.