New Book Chapter by Dempsey, Malpas Considers the Future of the Academic Library 26 June 2018

OCLC: “Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President of the Membership and Research Division and Chief Strategist, and Constance Malpas, Strategic Intelligence Manager and Research Scientist, have authored a chapter in the book Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution just released by Springer, and available for open access download. In the chapter “Academic Library Futures in a Diversified University System,” Dempsey and Malpas consider the future of the academic library in the context of a diversifying higher education system. They explore ways in which libraries are responding to the transition from a collections-based model to a more diffuse services-based model, and describe diversification of the higher education system around poles of research, liberal education, and career preparation. The academic library is not fixed. It is changing as it adapts to the changing research and learning behaviors of its home institution, which are the principal…

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