Today’s Library and The Future of Scholarly Communications

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Responding to a host of economic and cultural transformations in academic and research libraries today, Springer Nature undertook a study in 2018 to better understand the current role of the library and librarians within their institutions. 

We asked librarians in a variety of positions around the world about the state of their library today and the future of scholarly communications. 

Based upon this original survey and interview data, the findings in this study reflect diverse perspectives from academic and research libraries around the world. 

  • 770

    survey respondents from nearly 60 countries

  • 20

    one-to-one interviews