NMC Horizon Report > 2017 Library Edition

What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? Which trends and technology developments will drive transformation? What are the critical challenges and how can we strategize solutions? These questions regarding technology adoption and educational change steered the discussions of 77 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition, in partnership with the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB), ETH Library, and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in technology profiled in this report are poised to impact library strategies, operations, and services with regards to learning, creative inquiry, research, and information management. The three sections of this report constitute a reference and technology planning guide for librarians, library leaders, library staff, policymakers, and technologists. View the work that produced the report on the project wiki.

> Download the report PDF
Download the Korean translation PDF (courtesy of Korea Education & Research Information Service – KERIS)
> Access the Catalan translation web version (traduït al català per la Biblioteca de la Universitat Oberta)
> Access the Spanish translation web version (traducido al español por la Biblioteca de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)