LIBER and DFFU Report – Public-Private Partnerships and Collaborations in the Context of Library Technology

Posted: 01-07-2024 Topics: DFFU Libraries

LIBER and the Danish Research Library Association DFFU (Danske Fag-, Forsknings- og Uddannelsesbiblioteker) have released a joint report on partnerships and collaborations between research libraries and library technology providers, focusing on those involving new and innovative technologies.

The report – titled Public-Private Partnerships and Collaborations in the Context of Library Technology (Pilot Study) – results from a qualitative study conducted by Alexandra Institute in Denmark between October 2023 and February 2024. The study sought to address two key questions:

  • What are the characteristics of the current partnerships and collaborations?
  • What is the impact of the partnerships and collaborations on libraries and their services?

Drawing from 10 interviews with representatives of Danish research libraries and 5 interviews with technology providers, the report outlines characteristics of current partnerships and collaborations in Denmark. The results indicate a general discrepancy in how libraries and technology providers perceive their collaborations. The findings and recommendations of the study reflect situations and challenges that are also relevant in a wider European research library landscape, offering guidance for future partnerships and collaborations for DFFU and LIBER members.

As part of its activities, LIBER partners with other library associations and commissions studies that execute the 2023-2027 Strategy.

More information

Download and read the full report.

>> Find the report here

Learn more about the LIBER-DFFU co-organised Workshop at the LIBER Annual Conference 2024.

>> Workshop 7 | 2-to-tango? – Workshop on Libraries’ Interdependence with Technology Providers