January 20, 2022

Conference Presentation from JISC 2011: "Rethinking Libraries Innovation in a Time of Limited Resources"

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  • 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

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.