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Past Event
April 21, 2016

Roger Schonfeld at Allen Press’s Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar

Roger Schonfeld will deliver the keynote address at Allen Press’s Emerging Trends in Scholarly Publishing Seminar in Washington DC on April 21. Schonfeld will talk on “Adaption—The Changing Nature of Libraries.” Abstract: Sometimes survival means being faster, stronger, or smarter. Sometimes it means being flexible, alert, and able to adapt. To fulfill their mission, libraries are required to develop all of these traits and more in response to climatic shifts exerting stress on their traditional relationships, function, and structure. An expert in the changing…
Blog Post
November 3, 2015

The Shiny New Thing

As libraries make the transition from print to digital, needs arise that are not easily accommodated in the traditional organizational structure. Librarians are generally inclusive, and they have been generous in their acceptance of the organizations that spring up to fill gaps. In the post-World War II era, numerous resource-sharing and interlibrary loan programs were created to make it easier for researchers to gain access to the library materials they needed. National microfilming programs were launched to provide broad access…