LONG TABLE – Mastering the Digital Shift in research libraries
Under its strategy, Reshaping Scholarship, RLUK seeks to support its members to navigate the changing nature of the research library. The shift from analogue to a mixed analogue/digital environment is well underway. The Digital Shift requires libraries to look, operate, and organise themselves differently, with new skill sets, redesigned workflows, and new tools and techniques. In order to formulate a vision for the research library for the next 10-15 years, RLUK have convened a working group of colleagues drawn from its five member networks with an interest in the Digital Shift. Based on these diverse perspectives and drawing in feedback from across the RLUK community, the group is preparing a ‘manifesto for change’, a vision of the research library in 2030 and recommendations for an RLUK programme of activity to support research libraries in this transition. Building on an introductory paper, this ‘long table’ session will invite a more in-depth reflection of the draft document and its implications. The long table uses a non-hierarchical format for participation. Everyone is welcome to join – you can simply listen, or become part of the conversation, as you wish.