UPDATE November 13: We’ve added slides from Lorcan’s LITA presentation as well as a new video from OCLC Research featuring, “Ken Varnum, editor of The Network Reshapes the Library: Lorcan Dempsey on Libraries, Services and Networks, interviewing Dempsey about how the book came about and its overall theme, as well as blogging and what’s to come.”
A video recording of Lorcan Dempsey’s keynote presentation at LITA Forum 2014 is available online and is embedded below. The presentation was given on November 7, 2014 in Albuquerque, NM.
The title of the presentation is “Thinking About Technology…Differently.”
Our view of ‘technology’ tends to focus on particular systems – the discovery layer, the ILS, the repository, FaceBook. However, as researchers and learners are increasingly ‘enacting’ their practices in technology mediated environments it means we need to take a more inclusive view of technology. It is not something separate from behaviors; it is deeply entangled with them. This means that we need to design and implement services in a different way, mindful of the environment into which they must fit.
This presentation will give some examples of what this means in practice and of how libraries are responding. The discussion will focus on research and learning workflows, discovery, research information management, and linked data.