Library strategies: Evidence for going forward?

Dorch, B. F. (Paneldeltager), Wien, C. (Paneldeltager)

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg


Research libraries find themselves in turbulent times. The changing winds of research policy, digitalization, increasing license fees, the Open Science movement, changes in student behavior and many other factors appear to be in a state of flux. During such turbulent times means of maneuvering and nautical markers are of extreme importance to both management and staff.

Unless a research library can define where it wants to be, and what it wants to do in the future, there is a danger that the annual plans are created from view of the rear mirror– or rather ‘what we did last year’.

A library strategy is a series of markers for the organization and a well-drafted one creates a higher level of focus on which activities that will lead to success and which ones that will not, and it will help the library prioritize its resources and guide competence development.

Many European research libraries are fully aware of the importance of having a well-defined strategy. Others rely on the strategy set by their mother institution and others are in the process of seeking inspiration for their next or their new strategy. With this workshop we wish to raise awareness and also to open up for a discussion of how success or failure can be measured. We hope that such discussion will touch upon international standards used (or the need for such standards) and possibly lead to proposals for new international standards and performance indicators. The aim should be to propose these standards as tools so as to better measure success and failure and therefore to help in giving the directions for the future.
Periode28. maj 2019
Begivenhedstitel10th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference: null
PlaceringFirenze, Italien
Grad af anerkendelseInternational