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The Future of Research Libraries in the 21st Century: Response by Christine Borgman

25 Apr 2013

Christine Borgman is the Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA, and Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at Balliol College, University of Oxford. This webcast provides her response to Dame Lynne Brindley’s lecture on the future of research libraries. She discussed how policies for open access distinguish between publications and data. Data are the new special collections for libraries, which requires considerable rethinking of traditional approaches to organizing and providing access to collections. Libraries have essential roles to play in the capture, management, use, repurposing, and curation of digital resources. Even greater investments are required in libraries if they are to serve the past, present, and future of scholarship and learning.

This talk was one of a series on Digital Scholarship supported by the Oxford eResearch Centre’s Digital Social Research Programme, supported by the ESRC, and organized by Professors Christine Borgman, William H. Dutton, and Sara Thomas.