Saturday, January 24, 2009

Scholarly Practices and Libraries Today

OCLC has published a report that synthesizes research findings about scholarly information practices, Scholarly Information Practices in the Online Environment: Themes from the Literature and Implications for Library Service Development, which is available from:

From the conclusion:

The question facing service developers … is not what services need to be offered digitally, but rather how do we proceed in the long term to move all services to an e-research platform.

Here are the scholarly practices associated with disciplinary approaches:

The report maps these practices to recommendations clustered under “bibliographic,” “collection development,” and “Other Services.”