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Opening the Heart of Science: A Review of the Changing Roles of Research Libraries

Alameda da Universidade, Centro de Estudos Clássicos, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa, 1600-214 Lisboa, Portugal
Publications 2018, 6(1), 9; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications6010009
Received: 30 January 2018 / Revised: 18 February 2018 / Accepted: 5 March 2018 / Published: 7 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Access and the Library)
In a world of information overload and data deluge, is opening science a research library’s duty? Or is the openness of science deeply changing libraries, ultimately converting them into something else? The purpose of the review is to highlight the challenging issues stemming from the relationship between research and libraries. A broad literature analysis was performed focused on the intersection of three different perspectives: (1) the future of research libraries, (2) the emerging new roles, and (3) the ongoing openness of science. Libraries are still at the heart of science but challenged by several stakeholders within the complexity of present science production and communication. Research support services, research data management, or research information management are emerging roles, among others, sustaining an open path where libraries thrive to be more collaborative while looking forward to establishing new partnerships. View Full-Text
Keywords: research libraries; open science; research support services research libraries; open science; research support services
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Revez, J. Opening the Heart of Science: A Review of the Changing Roles of Research Libraries. Publications 2018, 6, 9.

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Revez J. Opening the Heart of Science: A Review of the Changing Roles of Research Libraries. Publications. 2018; 6(1):9.

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Revez, Jorge. 2018. "Opening the Heart of Science: A Review of the Changing Roles of Research Libraries" Publications 6, no. 1: 9.

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