Journal of Futures Studies

Alternative Futures for Academic Libraries

by David J. Staley & Kara J. Malenfant

ABSTRACT

This work summarizes key findings of a futures research project conducted in Spring 2010 for the Association of College and Research Libraries. The researchers created 26 short scenarios on the future of higher education and surveyed academic librarians about their perceptions of probability, impact, speed of change, and threat/opportunity potential of each scenario. They aggregated the judgment of this large group and situated the responses in a “scenario space” visualization tool, which encourages and manages collective imagination.

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Journal of Futures Studies

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ISSN 1027-6084