There’s a report that came out late last year which may be of interest to readers of CNI-Announce. Stephen Pinfield and his colleagues prepared a report titled “Mapping the Future of Academic Libraries” for the Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL) in the UK. This was done largely by speaking to a wide range of people and they attempt to synthesize common trends in the results, and I think that their report does a particularly good job of showing the complex, frequently conflicting, trends and the diversity of option that they discovered.
The report can be found at
With best wishes for the New Year
Full Disclosure: I was among the many people that they spoke to in the preparation of this report.