If We Did Not Have Libraries, Would Someone Invent Them? <ul><li>Chris Batt </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Research Fellow </li>...
Will the Internet kill institutions like libraries?  Nature and scope of my research Some thoughts on what it all might me...
Once upon a time, a librarian Director of Cultural Services Libraries Museum and archive Performing arts and cinema Parks ...
1991 - First public access to the Internet
Once upon a time, a librarian Director of Cultural Services 4,300 public libraries 20,000 terminals ($150m) 30,000 library...
Once upon a time, a librarian Director of Cultural Services New strategic government agency www.mla.gov.uk Director of Peo...
Occasional consultant Who am I now?
 
Occasional consultant www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/research/ciber Senior Research Fellow “ CIBER research tells us the world ...
Occasional consultant Senior Research Fellow Knowledge strategy in the networked society Chrisbatt.wordpress.com/ PhD stud...
Will the increasing importance of digital technologies and networks across society  require new approaches to public polic...
Fragmentation Disintermediation Participatory culture One-stop 24/7 Digital determinism
Music, media, newspapers  Utopia or dystopia? Professional uncertainty or professional protectionism? Digital determinism
Digital determinism
Widely accessible Highly successful Valued by users Unique tools of public policy Library: the Traditional model
Looking forward, not backwards Willing to try new ideas Adopted and adapted to technology UK public libraries
Skyline STATUS QUO PLUS
Competition Amazon/Abe iTunes On demand Wikipedia Google Technology On the move Social networking eBooks Bandwidth Aggrega...
THE WORLD HAS CHANGED 60 hours 1,700 0 20 minutes 200,000+ +300 1850 2005 Cost of a book Periodicals Other media
If we did not have libraries, would someone invent them? Straw man argument
How would you sell the idea of a library to the people who have the money?
Museums Libraries Archives Universities Colleges Schools Public service broadcasters COLLECTING, CURATING, DISCLOSING CREA...
Museums Libraries Archives Universities Colleges Schools Public service broadcasters COLLECTING, CURATING, DISCLOSING CREA...
That the delivery of public value through knowledge and learning based on  the binary relationship between institution and...
“ Megaphones of informal learning ” Martin Bean Convergence = competition Who owns the third place? What is a museum websi...
 
 
That  public value will best be achieved by strategic policies that treat end user value as the product of  managed flows ...
Institutional architecure Value flows Exchange relationships
PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE Resources that enable people to understand and learn more about themselves and the world LEARNING The app...
Methodology
Museums Libraries Archives Universities Colleges Schools Public service broadcasters COLLECTING, CURATING, DISCLOSING CREA...
PEST/SWOT TRIANGLE Shared value flows Boundary exchanges Target audiences Common policy and outcomes Partnerships already ...
NEW PARTNERSHIPS Your Paintings Public Catalogue Foundation
Public knowledge ecosystem model
PUBLIC NETWORK THEORY Organisation theory Policy science Political science Policy networks Policy communities Public netwo...
Hypothesis Ecosystem model Experiment Evaluation/outcomes Networking tool Network theory
The future value of libraries depends on much more than their relationship with technology Citizens and technology Other k...
Public value not recognised Lack of national coherence Private sector creep Failure to plan for radical change Immediate r...
1. From technician to strategist From reactive to proactive
1. From technician to strategist 2. The elevator pitch From reactive to proactive
1. From technician to strategist 2. The elevator pitch 3. New partners, new approaches From reactive to proactive
1. From technician to strategist 2. The elevator pitch 3. New partners, new approaches 4. USP that fits in with other comp...
1. KNOWLEDGE: the raw material of the future Economy development Personal well-being/happiness Creativity and imagination ...
1. KNOWLEDGE: the raw material of the future Education is not enough Informal learning is lifelong Learning to cope and su...
1. KNOWLEDGE: the raw material of the future Content first, institution second Partnering the crowd Inclusion and special ...
Engaging individuals and communities Knowledge strategy driving government Shared mission and values Inter-institutional a...
Leaders of the wider knowledge sector A mission to break down barriers to access Defining, managing, mediating Integrating...
Leadership
Vision
Passion
Let’s talk <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.chrisbattconsulting.com/resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sl...
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  1. 1. If We Did Not Have Libraries, Would Someone Invent Them? <ul><li>Chris Batt </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Research Fellow </li></ul><ul><li>University College London </li></ul>
  2. 2. Will the Internet kill institutions like libraries? Nature and scope of my research Some thoughts on what it all might mean Then let’s talk 1. 4. 3. 2. Agenda
  3. 3. Once upon a time, a librarian Director of Cultural Services Libraries Museum and archive Performing arts and cinema Parks and open spaces Sport Who was I?
  4. 4. 1991 - First public access to the Internet
  5. 5. Once upon a time, a librarian Director of Cultural Services 4,300 public libraries 20,000 terminals ($150m) 30,000 library staff trained ($30m) $75m to create digital services www.peoplesnetwork.gov.uk Director of People’s Network Programme Who was I?
  6. 6. Once upon a time, a librarian Director of Cultural Services New strategic government agency www.mla.gov.uk Director of People’s Network Programme Chief Executive of the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council Who was I?
  7. 7. Occasional consultant Who am I now?
  8. 9. Occasional consultant www.ucl.ac.uk/infostudies/research/ciber Senior Research Fellow “ CIBER research tells us the world as we knew it is being shattered and reassembled by the digital transition, and many of the existing paradigms are bust.” “ It seeks to inform by countering idle speculation, PowerPoint puff and uninformed opinion with the evidence and facts.” Who am I now?
  9. 10. Occasional consultant Senior Research Fellow Knowledge strategy in the networked society Chrisbatt.wordpress.com/ PhD student Who am I now?
  10. 11. Will the increasing importance of digital technologies and networks across society require new approaches to public policy formulation, implementation and delivery? New architectures New policy frameworks New professionals Knowledge and learning in 2050
  11. 12. Fragmentation Disintermediation Participatory culture One-stop 24/7 Digital determinism
  12. 13. Music, media, newspapers Utopia or dystopia? Professional uncertainty or professional protectionism? Digital determinism
  13. 14. Digital determinism
  14. 15. Widely accessible Highly successful Valued by users Unique tools of public policy Library: the Traditional model
  15. 16. Looking forward, not backwards Willing to try new ideas Adopted and adapted to technology UK public libraries
  16. 17. Skyline STATUS QUO PLUS
  17. 18. Competition Amazon/Abe iTunes On demand Wikipedia Google Technology On the move Social networking eBooks Bandwidth Aggregation Public Policy Learning Knowledge economy Globalisation Funding pressures Society Fragmentation The crowd Web has the answer 24/7 STATUS QUO 2.0
  18. 19. THE WORLD HAS CHANGED 60 hours 1,700 0 20 minutes 200,000+ +300 1850 2005 Cost of a book Periodicals Other media
  19. 20. If we did not have libraries, would someone invent them? Straw man argument
  20. 21. How would you sell the idea of a library to the people who have the money?
  21. 22. Museums Libraries Archives Universities Colleges Schools Public service broadcasters COLLECTING, CURATING, DISCLOSING CREATING SKILLING CONNECTING INTERPRETING CONNECTING POPULARISING PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTIONS
  22. 23. Museums Libraries Archives Universities Colleges Schools Public service broadcasters COLLECTING, CURATING, DISCLOSING CREATING SKILLING CONNECTING INTERPRETING CONNECTING POPULARISING Individuals and communities
  23. 24. That the delivery of public value through knowledge and learning based on the binary relationship between institution and user will become more and more ineffective and expensive as online channels become the preferred user choice. PROPOSITION ONE
  24. 25. “ Megaphones of informal learning ” Martin Bean Convergence = competition Who owns the third place? What is a museum website for?
  25. 28. That public value will best be achieved by strategic policies that treat end user value as the product of managed flows across institutions rather than as actions based on classes of institutions: the integration of unrelated institutions into a co-ordinated strategy . PROPOSITION TWO
  26. 29. Institutional architecure Value flows Exchange relationships
  27. 30. PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE Resources that enable people to understand and learn more about themselves and the world LEARNING The apprehension of knowledge to advantage Public policy Knowledge processes Boundary exchange
  28. 31. Methodology
  29. 32. Museums Libraries Archives Universities Colleges Schools Public service broadcasters COLLECTING, CURATING, DISCLOSING CREATING SKILLING CONNECTING INTERPRETING CONNECTING POPULARISING PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTIONS How to start a collective debate about knowledge institutions in 2050
  30. 33. PEST/SWOT TRIANGLE Shared value flows Boundary exchanges Target audiences Common policy and outcomes Partnerships already in play Mission overlap
  31. 34. NEW PARTNERSHIPS Your Paintings Public Catalogue Foundation
  32. 35. Public knowledge ecosystem model
  33. 36. PUBLIC NETWORK THEORY Organisation theory Policy science Political science Policy networks Policy communities Public network management
  34. 37. Hypothesis Ecosystem model Experiment Evaluation/outcomes Networking tool Network theory
  35. 38. The future value of libraries depends on much more than their relationship with technology Citizens and technology Other knowledge institutions Status within information society policy The coming revolution
  36. 39. Public value not recognised Lack of national coherence Private sector creep Failure to plan for radical change Immediate risks
  37. 40. 1. From technician to strategist From reactive to proactive
  38. 41. 1. From technician to strategist 2. The elevator pitch From reactive to proactive
  39. 42. 1. From technician to strategist 2. The elevator pitch 3. New partners, new approaches From reactive to proactive
  40. 43. 1. From technician to strategist 2. The elevator pitch 3. New partners, new approaches 4. USP that fits in with other components of the ecosystem From reactive to proactive
  41. 44. 1. KNOWLEDGE: the raw material of the future Economy development Personal well-being/happiness Creativity and imagination Social capital Discovery and understanding The knowledge revolution
  42. 45. 1. KNOWLEDGE: the raw material of the future Education is not enough Informal learning is lifelong Learning to cope and survive Learning just for fun 2. LEARNING: the engine of progress The knowledge revolution
  43. 46. 1. KNOWLEDGE: the raw material of the future Content first, institution second Partnering the crowd Inclusion and special needs 2. LEARNING the engine of progress 3. Knowledge must be presented to meet people’s learning needs The knowledge revolution
  44. 47. Engaging individuals and communities Knowledge strategy driving government Shared mission and values Inter-institutional architectures 2050: the Post-Digital Future
  45. 48. Leaders of the wider knowledge sector A mission to break down barriers to access Defining, managing, mediating Integrating knowledge and learning into everyday life, every day! From librarian to knowledge warrior
  46. 49. Leadership
  47. 50. Vision
  48. 51. Passion
  49. 52. Let’s talk <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.chrisbattconsulting.com/resources </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/Chris_Batt </li></ul><ul><li>chrisbatt.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @chrisbatt </li></ul>

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