Library Resource Guide: Research Reports

The recent economic downturn may be a temporary malady, but libraries recognize the shift to digital resources as a long-term trend that is changing the nature of their mission and services. Over the past year, attention has shifted from surviving the economic storm to delivering richer and more targeted resources to constituencies.

The third annual benchmark study of library spending plans from Library Resource Guide explores the wide range of spending and priorities decision-making taking place in 2013 and 2014 budgets for public, academic and special libraries, based on a study of  nearly 800 directors, administrators, managers, department heads, and librarians from a wide range of library settings.

A must-read for library purchasing decision-makers.