Meredith Farkas will present “Collaborate to Innovate” (PDF) at the ALCTS Symposium at ALA Midwinter 2010 — “And Now for Something Completely Different: Our Future from Outside the Box”. In the blurb, she says:
The next decade holds great promise for the creation of cooperative solutions to facilitate collaborative research and create a seamless user experience online. I hope to see a future where libraries continue to stretch themselves beyond their traditional role as gatekeepers of knowledge, building spaces, systems and services that facilitate research within their users’ existing research flows. A lack of cooperation among institutions, however, is a going to be major barrier to change.