*Classics

*Classics

Posts which introduced concepts or vocabulary which have gained some currency.

25 posts
Operationalizing a collective collection
Collections

Operationalizing a collective collection

While collective collections have been much discussed, less attention has been paid to how to operationalize them in consortial settings. This post introduces work done with the BTAA to explore this challenge.
Lorcan 4 min read
University Futures are shaping Library Futures
Institutions

University Futures are shaping Library Futures

Libraries are not ends in themselves, but serve the interests of the organizations of which they are a part. As university emphasis varies around research, education and career poles, we can expect to see libraries evolve to support those emphases more strongly.
Lorcan 8 min read
The facilitated collection
Collections

The facilitated collection

Collections are changing in a network environment. One important direction is the assembly of resources around user needs based on a facilitated access model rather than an acquisition model.
Lorcan 8 min read
Full library discovery
UX

Full library discovery

The collection remains central to the library experience. However, as library services evolve beyond the collection so it makes sense for discovery services to represent more of what the library does and can provide - to move from 'full collection discovery' to 'full library discovery.'
Lorcan 4 min read
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