The needs of academic researchers within and across disciplines are changing rapidly and this presents not only new challenges but also exciting new opportunities for enhancing research productivity and impact. This session will discuss emerging global trends in the needs of advanced researchers and implications for scholarly publishers. Are there common threads to 21st Century research needs that span all subjects? To what extent are emerging trends in research needs common to the sciences, social sciences, or humanities and to what degree are they discipline-specific? Key areas to be explored will include the changes in academic libraries and the research funding environment, mobile technologies, demand for primary material including datasets, emerging research technologies and tools, and the use of new technologies and approaches for global collaboration and dissemination of research findings. This session will offer actionable insight on the latest trends in user needs, surface creative ideas and strategies for product development, and highlight a range of emerging opportunities to provide content, technologies, and tools.

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