The NMC Horizon group recently released its 2014 Library Report, one of a series of annual reports which aim to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have a large impact over the coming five years in every sector of education around the globe.
As described on their website, the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition “examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. While there are many local factors affecting libraries, there are also issues that transcend regional boundaries and common questions.”
LIBER’s work is mentioned several times in the report, including our 11 Case Studies for Research Data Management.
The report was produced by the NMC in collaboration with University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich. To create it, an international body of experts from library management, education, technology, and other fields was convened as a panel. Over the course of three months in the spring of 2014, the 2014 Horizon Project Library Expert Panel came to a consensus about the topics that would appear in the report.