Is the physical library a redundant resource for 21st century academics?
As more and more academic resources are available online at the click of a button, what purpose does the university library or research library hold today? Is it a critical point of assistance and expertise, or is it merely a wasted building on campus better passed over to teaching and study space? How can the library remain a relevant institution for tomorrow’s researchers?
Ann Mroz, editor of Times Higher Education chairs a discussion with Mary Beard, Professor of Classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge; Clive Bloom, Emeritus Professor of English at Middlesex University; Sarah Porter, Head of Innovation at JISC and Martin Lewis, Director of Library Services at the University of Sheffield.