New Library World: Volume 115 Issue 5/6


Table of contents - Special Issue: Strategic Library Futures

The world is our lobster: Rethinking traditional attitudes

Derek Law

The purpose of this article is to explore the changing skill sets, operating environments and community engagement activities which can create a robust and valued future for…

Future of the book and library creatively explored

Charlie Smith

– This paper aims to contribute to discussion about the changing role of libraries and their collections, through discussing projects designed by architecture students.


The future of open access and library publishing

Faye Chadwell, Shan C. Sutton

The purpose of this article is to provide a vision for how academic libraries can assume a more central role in a future where open access (OA) publishing has become the…


Strategic development of university library space: Widening the influence

Graham Matthews, Graham Walton

The purpose of this paper is to explore issues, approaches and challenges in providing strategic direction to university libraries on developing their physical space in what is…


Space development: A case study of HKUST Library

Diana L. H. Chan, Edward Spodick

The purpose of this case study is to describe the space transformation of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Library (HKUST Library) into a learning commons and…


Collections, selection, access: Where next?

Aline Soules

The purpose of this paper is to review current strategies in collections, selection and the access libraries provide, to present scenarios that illustrate the roles libraries are…


Ad fontes! Books on shelves!: Delivering free access to information in the public library of 2025

John van de Pas

The purpose of this paper is to provide a signpost to the librarian that might be helpful in making strategic assessments for the future of the public library, and helping in the…

WHAT'S NEW IN LIBRARIES: Innovation and rationalization to sustain the library’s future

Bruce E. Massis

The purpose of this paper is to suggest that librarians and libraries must demonstrate rationalization of, and innovation in, the library, with the goal of ensuring a sustainable…




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1898 – 2016

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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Asian Libraries