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New Library World

Charting new developments

ISSN: 0307-4803

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Previously published as Library World and incorporating Asian Libraries
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Unique attributes

New Library World provides an international appraisal of current library trends and emerging patterns for the future.


How libraries are run in the future will be determined by many social, cultural, technological and economic trends. New Library World presents lively, topical contributions by academics and practitioners which examine the changing role of the library and the impact external factors have on its future role and development – an essential companion for librarians and information managers.

Key benefits

International concerns within the profession are addressed in the journal, so that librarians can see trends emerging and discover imaginative ways of resolving difficulties in areas such as shrinking financial resources and the impact of the electronic age. The journal also looks at alternative structures for an established institution.

Key journal audiences

  • Academics and other interested library users
  • All practising information professionals
  • All practising librarians
  • Library and information researchers and teachers


  • Demographic trends
  • Developments in the educational environment
  • Impact of electronic publishing
  • New information technology
  • Service of future libraries
  • The role of the library in its sale of knowledge
  • The modern library – news and views on what’s to come

New Library World is indexed and abstracted in:

  • zetoc
  • Current Index to Journals in Education
  • Current Awareness Abstracts
  • Emerald Management Reviews
  • Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Library & Information Science Abstracts
  • The Informed Librarian
  • Educational Research Abstracts
  • Library Literature and Information Science