I’ve spent some time this week looking at ARL’s Envisioning Research Library Futures project, and am intrigued by the idea of using scenarios that venture well beyond the library walls, in order to provoke discussion about what our institutions will look like in the future. In fact, the importance of staying abreast of what’s going on in the larger community was a point that was made in the July 2010 webcast for the project.
This got me thinking about my favorite resources for staying on top of what’s what outside of the library and archives world. I thought I would share two:
In the relatively new year I’d like to expand my list. What are your suggestions for outside reading?
And, getting back to where I started, how many of you have used the ARL scenarios for internal planning?