A destination or a place of last resort? The research library of the future, its users and its librarians

Pat Gannon-Leary, Moira Bent, Jo Webb


This speculative and reflective article is based on themes discussed within the literature, interviews with researchers and our own thoughts, developed during our research for a book and our experience as practitioners. Themes explored include research spaces, marketing, eResearch and Library 2.0, users of the future, research support and the future role of the librarian.


researchers; user studies;

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