The final deliverable of the ARL, CNI, and EDUCAUSE joint initiative to advance research libraries’ impact in a world shaped by emerging technologies, this report returns to 11 participants in interviews conducted for the initiative, to find out how their perspectives have changed in the year and a half since the initiative began, given the disruption to research and learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In these new conversations, the interviewees retain optimism for the same transformative technologies discussed in earlier interviews, but they observe that the intense activity of the pandemic months has been largely related to adoption and refinement of existing technologies rather than innovating truly novel technological solutions to research and learning challenges.
Calvert, Scout. Crest or Trough? How Research Libraries Used Emerging Technologies to Survive the Pandemic, So Far. Edited by Mary Lee Kennedy and Clifford Lynch. Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE, October 2021. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.emergingtech2021.pandemic.
Calvert, Scout. Future Themes and Forecasts for Research Libraries and Emerging Technologies. Edited by Mary Lee Kennedy, Clifford Lynch, and John O’Brien. Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE, August 2020. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.emergingtech2020.forecasts.
Calvert, Scout, and Mary Lee Kennedy. Emerging Technologies for Research and Learning: Interviews with Experts. Edited by Clifford Lynch and John O’Brien. Association of Research Libraries, Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE, March 2020. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.emergingtech2020.interviews.
Lippincott, Sarah. Mapping the Current Landscape of Research Library Engagement with Emerging Technologies in Research and Learning. Edited by Mary Lee Kennedy, Clifford Lynch, and Scout Calvert. Association of Research Libraries, Born-Digital, Coalition for Networked Information, and EDUCAUSE, 2021. https://doi.org/10.29242/report.emergingtech2020.landscape.