Welcome to library & scholarly futures.

As I write I, Chris Keene, have been in my new role at Jisc for exactly one month. We are based in the Digital Futures division of Jisc – think R&D – looking at medium/long term developments in the Library and scholarly spaces and how we can support them.

We have a number of initiatives and projects in planning. Some of these will be potential future services and will follow the Jisc phases of innovation. Those that successfully make it to a fully support live service will then be handed over to others within Jisc to support and develop further, we will move on to new things.

You can expect to see posts on here from Verena Weigert and myself, who make up the library and scholarly futures team. If you have any questions, feel free to comment or drop my an email at:


A Replicator from Star Trek and a contemporary 3D printer, replicating a Gin based drink. ( CC BY-SA 3.0 )