Melting into the background: Integrating university libraries into the digital workplace

The development of the digital workplace represents a challenge to libraries and raises a number of questions as regards the best way to move into this new territory. This article defines the digital workplace in terms of its functions and underlines the reasons why university libraries should actively seek to take part in its development in their institution. The author also highlights the importance of forward planning in terms of the method of organisation implemented by the library to ensure the smooth running of document resources before concrete steps are taken to put the project on an operational footing.