The Insights Document pulls together and summarises all of the information contained on the Trend Report website for IFLA members. It identifies five high level trends and considers possible future "collision points" between trends affecting the role and identity of libraries.

The Insights Document is the conversation starter for the library community. It's the ‘way in’ to the Trend Report, and opens up discussion about how information trends are shaping your library, whether it's a public, academic, specialist or national library, within your region.


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Note for Firefox Users (29 October 2013)

An issue with the Adobe plug in seems to be preventing Firefox users from downloading the Insights Document to their desktop. If you are trying to download the document using Firefox, please right click and select “save link as” to your computer to avoid this issue. Users downloading the Insights Documents using Google Chrome and Internet Explorer will not experience this issue.

Last page update: 19 January 2015