Is the physical library a redundant resource for 21st century academics?

Tue 26 Oct 2010, 18.30 – 20.00
Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £6 / £4 concessions

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.

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