Michael Jubb, Director, Research Information Network
Neil Grindley, Digital Infrastructure Programme Manager – Preservation, JISC
Anne Bell, Director of Library Services, University of Warwick
“Rethinking Libraries – Innovation in a time of limited resources”
The opportunities and drivers have never been stronger for libraries to re-conceive the value they provide to the research and teaching communities they support, and to re-model the ways in which they deliver that value more efficiently. However, such opportunities are often accompanied by uncertainties, with a paucity of information and support for those attempting to plan for and envision that future.
This session will explore questions such as: What does an efficient library look like in the future and what technology does it use to function most effectively, both economically and in terms of its service-oriented goals.
This practical, solutions-based session will explore the key themes of
- Planning for an innovative future
- Tools and tactics to support the appraisal of digital assets
- Shared approaches to services and infrastructure
Also, Direct Link To:
Scenarios for 2050 (PDF) sets out the 3 scenarios developed in Libraries of the future and provides a structured comparison of the scenarios which focuses on the library aspects. This is aimed at those wishing to understand and use the scenarios for strategic planning