IFLA Library Theory and Research Section 2013 Satellite Meeting

14 – 15 of August 2013

University of Illinois
Advanced Digital Science Center
1 Fusionopolis Way, #20-10 Connexis North Tower
Singapore 138632

Focus and General Themes:

One implication of changes in the scholarly landscape is that scholarship is increasingly global in nature.  These changes impact issues that range from scholarly work habits and modes of communication; the need for access to multilingual resources and interfaces, design of openly accessible digital learning objects, and new modes of collaboration in collection building and resource sharing; and new library services that revolve around the development of data services needed to curate institutional and scholarly data. If these issues are of concern to researchers around the world, then it is imperative that librarians focus on these changes within an international and global context.  Such research will improve the design and delivery of library services, as well as the potential for international partnerships designed to support those services.

The focus of this satellite meeting will be to present research on this topic and bring together librarians from research institutions who might wish to engage in collaborative research in this area.

General Themes:

Changes in Scholarly Communication and Research Habits

  1. Globalization of Higher Education
  2. Mobility of scholars and students
  3. Impacts of International Research funding – sovereign wealth / foundations / development agencies
  4. Transnational / Transdisciplinary research problems and trends

Opportunities and Barriers to Cooperative Collection and Access

  1. International collection development
  2. Digital libraries
  3. Building and accessing multilingual collections
  4. E-Science and Big Data