Fearing Change? It’s Only Natural

Kevin Stehr, Vice President, ProQuest Change is always around the corner – so why do we resist it so consistently? Harvard Business Review tackled that question in 2012 and came up with their Top Ten reasons – many of which sound so familiar in a library environment. They list “loss of control,” “everything seems different,” “more work” and the

Space Reclamation is a Change Driver in Libraries

Kevin Stehr, Vice President, ProQuest A sweeping survey of space reclamation “There are things we could provide to students and faculty if only we had more space available.” “We’ve given up some of our areas to other university groups, so space has become a premium item.” “Balancing use of space is key – there are

The Relevance of Librarians to Research Discovery

In a recent Inside Higher Ed article focusing on the latest “Greta Van Susteren vs. library” controversy, we are reminded by Edward Van Gemert, university librarian at the University of Wisconsin, that “the library facilitates access to content, both online and through in-person visits” to support “research, teaching and learning.” As pointed out throughout this article, the

The Library’s Buzz – October 2016

Dani Guzman, Product Marketing Director, Ex Libris October was the International School Library Month, a perfect time to look at the buzz around the future of libraries. Several articles this month highlight the ever-present tension between increasing digitization and maintaining physical library assets – from imagining what some of the world’s most well-known libraries would

The Library’s Buzz

Tweet School is in session again (at least in the Northern Hemisphere….). This is the perfect time to take a look at the top 50 universities in the world, as well as the top 10 challenges libraries at such academic institutions are facing in 2016 and may continue to face into the future. Speaking of