Call for Submissions: NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

January 8, 2017

(via the News Media Consortium)

The expert panel has completed voting and the topics for the NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition have been selected. The report is a collaboration among the NMC, the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich, with the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) as our key dissemination partner. It is set to be released on March 23 at the ACRL National Conference. We’re now looking for any projects, programs, policies, or leadership initiatives that fit any of the below chosen areas, to be submitted here.

  • key trends accelerating technology adoption in academic and research libraries (i.e., cross-institution collaboration, rethinking library spaces, increasing focus on research-data management)
  • significant challenges impeding technology adoption in academic and research libraries (i.e., enhancing accessibility to library services and resources, adapting organizational designs to the future of work, responding to economic and political pressures)
  • important developments in educational technology in academic and research libraries (i.e., big data, library services platforms, artificial intelligence)

We are interested in learning about any kind of research, pilot programs, innovative projects, or work happening at your library in any of the areas listed above. Our goal is to help readers understand the potential impact of these areas and their applications in academic and research libraries as well as policy and leadership. Of course, a number of innovative libraries and library professionals are already working in some of these areas, and those are the very efforts we want to highlight. Of special interest are any activities that have a significant web presence so that a URL might be included in the report.

If you know of examples we could include, please use the brief web form to tell us about them. We ask for a title, a URL, and a one- or two-sentence description; you also will need to select which of the topics your example falls under. The process takes about two minutes. We hope to have your examples by Monday, February 13. For more information, including a full list of possible topics, click here.

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