In a library environment which is increasingly moving to the delivery of online rather than print resources, what of the academic library’s traditional place at the heart of campus life? What about the impact of repositories and open access on the delivery of library resources? And the need to digitise and make more widely accessible key scholarly resources? And what of the calls for libraries to play a central role in the promotion of ‘information literacy’?
Through ‘Libraries of the Future’, the UK's Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) is hoping to explore these and many other questions, to open up - with partner organizations and librarians themselves - a debate about the future of the academic and research library.