Trending reports from the New Media Consortium 2015 Higher Education edition Horizon Report and the Online Computer Library Center, Inc. OCLC’s The Evolving Scholarly Record remind us of the evolving world of information resources and services. This slide from Rick Erway (OCLC) sums up the changes. The most telling feature of this slide may be the words “the entire process.”
Working with faculty and researchers it is clear that it is no longer enough to provide the right book or database or article. Complex research demands engagement with multiple sources and systems and tools.
RX = Researcher Experience
The fact is: Scholars today are becoming experts at traversing an ever-changing system of onramps onto the scholarly information superhighway. This RX reality means that we need to support the way research is really done (not the way we wish it would be done). From Guest Post: Lettie Conrad on Metadata Promiscuity and the Researcher Experience, June 30th, 2015
See also: Guest Post: Lettie Conrad on Understanding the Researcher Experience, Apr 21, 2015; and Blazing New Paths: Charting Advanced Researcher Patterns, ACRL 2013