- Focuses on the key issue facing library and information services for the foreseeable future- Takes a much broader view by asking a wide range of key people and representative stakeholders and user groups for their view of the future of libraries of all kinds- Presents a comprehensive analysis of likely directions and options for libraries, library managers, and users- Includes a route map for the future- Builds on the successful approaches adopted in A Handbook of Digital Library Economics and Libraries and Society
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1. Henrik Jochumsen, Dorte Skot-Hansen and Casper Hvenegaard Rasmussen
The four spaces of the public library 2. Charlie Smith
The influence of digital media on the design of libraries 3. Julie Arndrup
The best of both worlds 4. Mai Aggerbeck, Kirsten Maibom and Karen Frederiksen
The disembedded librarian: A vision of the librarian's future role in an educational context 5. Patrick Lo and Dickson Chiu
Informal interview with school librarians 6. Diana L.H. Chan
Using formal and informal channels to update librarians' skill sets 7. Tibor Koltay
Library 2.0: Lost illusions? 8. Matthew Naughtin
Digital music preparation in the modern orchestral library 9. Bruce E. Massis
The academic library in 2020 10. Bernard Scaife
Using technology to make more digital content openly available 11. Evgenia Vassilakaki
New trends in higher education: can information professionals rise to the challenge? 12. Joachim Schopfel
Six futures of academic libraries 13. Cherifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri
From being libraries to becoming the "Switchmen" of scholarship in the digital age 14. Steve Bowman
Digital pedagogy and the student voice 15. Vivien Sieber, Julia Anthoney, Heather Barker, and Ellie Roberts
Information literacy in a digital age: embedding information literacy in the curriculum 16. Louise Overgaard
Playing, creating, learning: the future public library for children and families 17. Stephen Akintunde
The future of libraries in Nigeria 18. Daniella Smith
Reinvigorated opportunities: libraries as essential institutions for youth 19. Bas Savenije
A cooperative model for a national digital library 20. Belen Fornovi Rodriguez
In the core of research 21. Dr Rafael Ball
Information management of the future 22. Niels Brügger
Webraries and web archives
the web between public and private 23. Karen Carden
Not only but also?
Wendy Evans is the Head of Library at the University of St. Mark and St John, UK. She has published and lectured in the field of electronic journal and database usage, access versus ownership of journals, and has already co-edited and co-authored four books with David Baker.
Professor David Baker has published widely in the field of Library and Information Studies, with eighteen monographs and over 100 articles to his credit. He has spoken worldwide at numerous conferences, led workshops and seminars. His other key professional interest and expertise has been in the field of human resources, where he has also been active in major national projects.