Epilogue: making connections, building relationships

Rarely does a month pass by without an article being published on the imminent demise of libraries. Most university libraries have recognized the need to market their resources and services, although the solution is more complex than simply getting the word out to patrons. The threats facing libraries and archives go deeper than a lack of awareness.

Perhaps the real issue lies in the struggle to discover where libraries ‘fit’ within the lives of researchers in the 21st-century university. Libraries have changed their physical layout to support new technologies and accommodate social learning, leading one librarian to argue that the library has changed from a place for researchers ‘to being ...

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