Preparing For The Future: Introduction (A1, day 1)

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Slides on "Workshop Introduction" for a workshop session on "Preparing For The Future" at the ELAG 2014 conference in Bath on 11-12 June 2014. For further information see


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Preparing for the Future!:

Preparing for the Future! A workshop at the ELAG 2014 conference on 11-12 June 2014 facilitated by Brian Kelly, Cetis , University of Bolton, UK Slides available under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY) A: Introduction (day 1) 1

About The Facilitator:

About The Facilitator Brian Kelly: Innovation Advocate at Cetis , University of Bolton, UK Worked at UKOLN , University of Bath as UK Web Focus for 16+ years Web technology adviser to higher education & cultural heritage sectors 2

Workshop Abstract:

Workshop Abstract Libraries are making changes in shifting their focus from concentrating on the outside world to concentrating on what is special in the local community and exposing this to the outside world. But to do this there is a need to think locally and act globally. There is a need for decisions about local activities to be informed by activities happening on a national and global level. We need to remember that technology continues to develop at breakneck speed, offering new opportunities for the sector. At the same time, technological developments can be distracting and may result in wasted time and effort (remember Second Life?!). This workshop session will help participants identify relevant technological developments by making use of ‘ Delphi’ processes. The workshop will provide insight into processes for spotting ‘weak signals’ which may indicate early use of technologies which could be important. Having identified potentially important technological developments, organisations need to decide how to respond. What will be the impact on existing technologies? What are the strategic implications and what are the implications for staff within the organisation ? 3 Think locally, act globally Rapid change at global level Technologies may not take off Systematic processes Institutional responses to change

About You :

About You In small groups: Introduce yourselves: your name, where you work and what you do. Say what made you decide to sign up for this workshop and what you hope to gain from it. 4

Draft Timetable:

Draft Timetable Time Title 14.00 A: Introduction 14.15 B: Predicting the Future: the Need and the Risks 14.30 C: Let’s Predict the Future 15.30 Finish 14.00 D: Agile Thinking 14.30 E: Prepare for the Unexpected: Scenario Planning For Libraries 15.20 F: Conclusions and Reflections 15.30 Finish Subject to changes! 5 Day 1 Day 2

Workshop Format:

Workshop Format Features of the workshop: Participative Questions and discussion welcomed Welcoming of alternative views Open (feel free to take photos, tweet, ….) Appreciative of limitations of openness (feel free to state if comments are ‘off the record’) 6 Slides available at / elag -2014-preparing-for-the-future-workshop /

Your Thoughts:

Your Thoughts What technical developments might be important? 7 # elag14 (or # wtf ) Tweet your ideas with event hashtag I think teleporting could have implications for libraries in the future! # elag14 58 Feel free to add implications for users … Teleporting could have implications for libraries as people won’t be put off from visiting when it’s raining! # elag 14 22 and implications for libraries We would therefore need larger physical spaces for the teleporting visitors to the library # elag 14 41 Discuss the implications … So maybe the books could be teleported. Would we need a p hysical library building? # elag 14 48 such as legal issues, business models, … What about the legal implication? Border control? Which VAT rate t o use? Importing banned book? … # elag 14 # wtf 27


Questions Any questions? 8

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