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The researcher’s view: Context is critical

Corrall, Sheila and Lester, Ray (2013) The researcher’s view: Context is critical. In: Better library and learning spaces: Projects, trends and ideas. Facet, London, 183 - 192. ISBN 978-1-85604-763-0

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What are the most important things a 21st-century library should do with its space? Our ideas about future models of the physical library focus on the needs of researchers. Our thinking is informed by our own experiences as both users and directors of library and information services in research institutions, and by debates on future roles for library and information professionals in the network world – a world where automation, digitization and socialization of data, information and knowledge, and disintermediation, are transforming the scholarly landscape. We begin with three reasons why library support for research is a critical issue, and then reflect on the current situation and environmental forces shaping provision for researchers, before setting out our thoughts about future services and spaces for research.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
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Corrall, Sheilascorrall@pitt.eduSCORRALL
Lester, Ray
Date: October 2013
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: Facet
Place of Publication: London
Page Range: 183 - 192
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Library and Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 978-1-85604-763-0
Title of Book: Better library and learning spaces: Projects, trends and ideas
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Additional Information: This is a preprint of a chapter accepted for publication by Facet Publishing. The contribution is Chapter 15 in the published book.
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 15:42
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 05:01


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