Still more reports and books on the future of academic libraries

May 25 2009 Published by under acad lib future, librarianship

For those of you new to Confessions of a Science Librarian, I've been publishing various lists of books and reports/white papers for the last little while. The reports and books explore various ideas, issues and trends that I think will be important in the development of academic libraries over the next several years and range pretty far and wide in terms of subject matter.

I've done four lists so far, mentioning a rather frightening number of different items:



  • The Innovator's Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth by Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor
  • The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century Organization by Thomas A. Stewart
  • Educating the Net Generation: How to Engage Students in the 21st Century by Bob Pletka, Ed.D.
  • The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  • Digital Barbarism: A Writer's Manifesto by Mark Helprin

As usual, if you know of any books or reports that might be interesting, please let me know. I'll be aggregating all the various lists and creating one big page fairly soon.

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