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This special issue explores the possibilities of what academic libraries might become or cease to be in a speculative future. Experts from different sectors of the academic library ecosystem were asked to share their visions of the future, with the intention of providing insights that might fuel the creation of vital futures for academic libraries and librarians.
—Damon E. Jaggars
  1. We Can Imagine the Future, But Are We Equipped to Create It?
  2. Damon E. Jaggars
  3. pp. 319-323
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0014
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  1. The University as a Fully Integrated and Distributed Platform: A Vision
  2. Johanna Drucker
  3. pp. 325-328
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0016
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  1. Imagine! On the Future of Teaching and Learning and the Academic Research Library
  2. Kelly E. Miller
  3. pp. 329-351
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0018
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  1. Start a New Fire: Measuring the Value of Academic Libraries in Undergraduate Learning
  2. Frank Menchaca
  3. pp. 353-367
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0020
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  1. Staying True to the Core: Designing the Future Academic Library Experience
  2. Steven J. Bell
  3. pp. 369-382
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0021
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  1. Reenvisioning Teaching and Learning: Opportunities for Campus IT
  2. Malcolm Brown
  3. pp. 383-391
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0022
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  1. Collection Directions: The Evolution of Library Collections and Collecting
  2. Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas, Brian Lavoie
  3. pp. 393-423
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0013
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  1. Access to Everything: Building the Future Academic Library Collection
  2. Michael Levine-Clark
  3. pp. 425-437
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0015
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  1. Diversity, Social Justice, and the Future of Libraries
  2. Myrna Morales, Em Claire Knowles, Chris Bourg
  3. pp. 439-451
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0017
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  1. Librarian as Futurist: Changing the Way Libraries Think About the Future
  2. Brian Mathews
  3. pp. 453-462
  4. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2014.0019
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