Survey on innovation trends and priorities in European research libraries

OCLC Research is currently conducting a survey on innovation trends and priorities in European research libraries. The survey was sent to library directors at 238 institutions in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Spain, France, and Italy.*

Our aim is to gain intelligence regarding trends, capacities and priorities within the European research library community. This will inform future joint activities between OCLC and the research library community in Europe, and scope the opportunity space for OCLC Research, and the OCLC Research Library Partnership.

Findings from this survey will reveal trends, capacities and priorities within the research library community. We will produce a report, which can be shared broadly. Additionally, OCLC Research will share the data gathered in this survey, so that others can make their own interpretations.

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Survey marker, by Bidgee (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons
If you or a colleague has received the survey, we would be grateful if you would take some time to fill it out — it should take no more than 25 minutes and the results will be valuable both to us, and to the broader community.

We are grateful to representatives from OCLC EMEA Regional Council who have helped to guide the development of this survey: Hubert Krekels (Wageningen University), Annette le Roux (University of South Africa Library), and Rupert Schaab (State and University Library Göttingen).

For questions, please contact Merrilee Proffitt.

*Institutions were chosen from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016-2017