A tag roundup
Libraries, and archives and museums, are social organizations, entangled in multiple histories, politics and value systems.
Libraries are not ends in themselves but support the goals of their communities. Research and learning behaviors drive academic library change.
Collections are changing. They are being optimized and pluralized. I have introduced concepts such as the collective collection, the inside-out collection, and the facilitated collection.
Significant or influential posts. This selection is seeded by select posts from Lorcan Dempsey's Weblog, my blog at OCLC.
Libraries work together in a variety of ways to increase efficiency and impact. But collaboration is difficult. Personality and politics play a big part alongside incentives and organizational structures.