Roger Schonfeld will speak on “Library Strategies: Collections – Discovery – Preservation” at the University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Traditionally charged with building collections, facilitating their discovery, and ensuring their preservation, academic libraries are coming to terms with new roles. Collections, once purchased outright and contained within the library’s walls, are increasingly digital, typically leased or completely open. Discovery has migrated from the locally created catalog to third parties whose scale and services will make it possible to anticipate user needs. Even preservation efforts are refocusing away from local print collections and towards common and digital collections. Beyond adapting staffing and services as appropriate, many libraries will also want to develop a framework that allows them to envision an intentional future for each of these functions. This talk will review some of the trends that have emerged in the areas of collections, discovery, and preservation, to help libraries consider wise strategies – those that are both desirable and realistic – to serve as the basis for service innovation.

The talk is scheduled from 3:00-4:00 pm.