How to Explore Trends and Challenges for Building Future Libraries

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https://doi.org/10.26660/rrbsi.2019.15.1.1

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academic libraries and documentation centres, library of the future, library users, surveys, interviews, Romania, Norway

Abstract

Libraries need to use several different methods when determining the needs and wishes of students and academic patrons for future academic libraries and documentation centers. In this paper, the authors report findings from a survey in Romania and interviews in Norway, on what innovative issues students are imagining in future libraries. Among the trends students and academics are foreseeing are found green libraries, including green information literacy, bibliometrics/scientometrics, library as "home", makerspace (3D-printing) and libraries as centers for documentation, for academic writing and for other necessary skills.

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2019-07-03

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Landoy, A., & Repanovici, A. (2019). How to Explore Trends and Challenges for Building Future Libraries. Revista Română De Biblioteconomie și Știința Informării = Romanian Journal of Library and Information Science, 15(1), 1–7. https://doi.org/10.26660/rrbsi.2019.15.1.1

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Research articles