The NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition Wiki


Welcome to the workspace for the New Media Consortium's Horizon.Library project. This is a place where the members of the Horizon.Library Panel of Experts manage the process of researching, discussing, and ultimately, selecting the topics for the inaugural NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition. The annual report is published by the The New Media Consortium in collaboration with University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich, with the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) as our key dissemination partner.

The NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition applies the process developed for the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project with a focus on emerging technologies for libraries. Members of the library community are encouraged to follow the Panel of Expert's progress as the discussion unfolds and to use the wiki as a resource and reference tool.

The report is planned to be released in March 2017 at the ACRL National Conference.

What's New?

  • The expert panel just finished the data collection phase where they answered the research questions. Voting will open soon!
  • The wiki will open on October 4th! Welcome Panel of Experts -- if you are new to using wikis, see our Getting Started guide.
  • Check it out! The NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Library Edition, set a high benchmark for the 2017 Library report.

Project Timeline


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Introduction to the Horizon Project Wiki

The Sandbox is our primary work area, where you will find links to the areas in which we are actively engaged. You will see it change as we move through the various processes involved in sorting through the technologies and issues we will deal with as we make our way to the final list that we'll feature in the Horizon Report: 2017 Library Edition.

Horizon Report Sandbox -- where we are doing our work

STATUS : The Panel of Experts has been reviewing these resources as part of their background research and is marking those they consider important references with their wiki signature.

Horizon Report Research Questions -- where we will do our work

STATUS : The Panel of Experts is actively entering responses to the research questions listed below. Follow any of the links below to get started.



Additional Resources -- new information that may be germane to our decisions

The Panel of Experts is continually monitoring the resources in this section, adding new ones as appropriate, to the Research Question discussions.
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The 2017 Horizon Project Panel of Experts – guiding our discovery and selection process

  • Meet the 2017 Horizon Project Panel of Experts
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