What will Cornell's library look like in ten years -- a glorified Starbucks, an enhanced web space, or essentially the same? Will we actually need miles of books on shelves or should we move the books offsite and re-purpose the space? Should we raise or slash collection budgets in response to digital access? Do faculty across the disciplines share a common vision? And how can faculty engage in planning the future of Cornell Library?
Clifford Lynch, executive director of the Coalition for Networked Information and Wendy Lougee, university librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor at the University of Minnesota, speak at a faculty forum on the future of research libraries.