The Library – the best place for information research?

Simon Inger
Simon Inger Consulting
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Libraries continue to invest in technology to intermediate in reader navigation and content discovery. After first adapting OPACS and then investing in a raft of Electronic Resource Management technologies, the latest round of innovation in web-scale discovery services, going a significant step beyond federated search, perhaps finally tips the balance in favour of the libraries over their competitors’ web sites. Publishers become both supplier and, in some respects, competitor in this new environment. How should publishers respond?