• The plurality of risks (30%) is associated with concerns about an uncertain library value proposition.
• The second largest class, and second priority in terms of medium to high risks, is related to staffing and human resources.
• Risks associated with legacy technology are all high.
• The high risks are chiefly operational in nature and the results of general organizational weaknesses.
• The high risks represent circumstances that require continuous monitoring and are mostly controllable-that is, either the occurrence or the impact can be managed. This confirmed for us that there is an opportunity to collectively consider these risks so that research libraries can appropriately calibrate local and group responses.
• We expected to see serious concerns emerge about the custody of intellectual property (peer-reviewed literature, locally created content) that supports the research enterprise. Interestingly enough they did not. Libraries do not seem to perceive an immediate threat to core operations or services from this."