Academic libraries shape their future through collaboration

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The report ‘Library Management Systems: Investing wisely in a period of disruptive change’ was used as a starting point by professionals from across the library community at a recent consultation in London.

Looking at how academic libraries can adapt to the 21st century learner, the consultation raised various questions regarding tensions facing the sector and how best to take the challenge forward.

Findings from the report including ‘how libraries need to be more agile and responsive to meet a wider online role’ - was a view shared by the attendees at the consultation.

Discussions at the consultation were focussed on the users’ experience from personalised delivery to how to overcome the technology challenges of legacy systems and interoperability between other university systems.

The report was published by JISC and SCONUL (Society for College, National and University Librarians).