Preparing for the Future: Technological Challenges & Beyond

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Slides "A1: Introduction" for a one-day workshop on "Preparing for the Future: Technological Challenges and Beyond" to be delivered on Monday 19 October 2015 by Brian Kelly and Tony Hirst at the ILI 2015 conference. For further information see


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Preparing for the Future: Technological Challenges and Beyond Workshop at ILI 2015 conference, London on 19 October 2015:

Preparing for the Future: Technological Challenges and Beyond Workshop at ILI 2015 conference, London on 19 October 2015 Brian Kelly Independent researcher/consultant at UK Web Focus Ltd. Tony Hirst Senior lecturer at The Open University Contact Details Brian Kelly Tony Hirst Email: Email : Twitter : @briankelly Twitter: @ psychemedia Blog : Blog: Slides and further information available at UK Web Focus Event hashtag: #ili2015fut


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About This Workshop:

About This Workshop Abstract Despite the uncertainties faced by librarians and information professionals, technology continues to develop at breakneck speed offering many new opportunities for the sector. At the same time, technological developments can be distracting and may result in wasted time and effort. This workshop will help participants identify potentially relevant technological developments by learning about and making use of processes for spotting and prioritising signals which may indicate early use of technologies of future importance. Having identified potentially important technological developments, organisations then 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? This interactive workshop will provide opportunities to address the challenges in understanding the implications of technological developments and making appropriate organisational interventions. 3

In Brief:

In Brief Aims of the workshop are to: Learn about new technological / technology-related developments Understand how the wider environment may affect the take-up of new technologies Understand the limitations of predicting methodologies Make use of methodologies for detecting future developments Provide resources which can be used in your own institution Engage in discussions with others Have fun! 4

About The Facilitators:

About The Facilitators Brian Kelly: Worked at: UKOLN , University of Bath from 1996-2013 Cetis, University of Bolton from 2013-2015 Web adviser to HE & cultural heritage sectors Since 2000 attended all ILI conferences, except ILI 2008 Now independent consultant Tony Hirst: Data wrangler Works at Open University Data Storyteller at the School of Data 5

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. Feel free to include both specific and general areas of interest 6 GE 16 participants have booked from UK, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Singapore and Kuwait

Draft Timetable:

Draft Timetable Subject to change! 7 Time Title 10.00 A: Introduction 10.15 B1: Exploring Emerging Technologies & Technology-related Areas 10.30 B2: What Is The Library? C: Future Technology Detecting Tools & Techniques 11.20 Coffee 11.40 D: Using the NMC Delphi Methodology 12.30 Lunch 14.00 E: Scenario Planning 14:30 F1: Making the Case 15.30 Coffee 16.00 F2: Report back 16.45 G: Review and Conclusions 17.00 Finish

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 ’) Reusing slides and approaches in your own institution encouraged! 8 Links to slides available from http :// / #2015-10-19


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