This report presents the findings of a systematic study of the value of the services that libraries in the UK provide to researchers, and of the contributions that libraries from a wide range of institutions make to institutional research performance. The findings are summarized in the form of map which sets out the key characteristics and behaviors of libraries, and the links between them and the performance of individual researchers and institutions. Libraries have changed and are changing, developing new roles and services. The detailed findings are thus presented in the form of ten stories – summarized in the map - about the different kinds of value that libraries provide in supporting both individual researchers and the research performance of their host institutions.
RIN & RLUK (2011). The value of libraries for research and researchers: A RIN and RLUK report. United Kingdom: Research Libraries UK & Research Information Network. http://www.rluk.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Value-of-Libraries-report.pdf