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Presentation I gave for my (successful) interview for the job of Assistant Director: eStrategy and Information Resources at Imperial College London

Presentation I gave for my (successful) interview for the job of Assistant Director: eStrategy and Information Resources at Imperial College London

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  • You have to have a solid foundation on which to build<br /><br/>
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  • Amazon, Google, Yahoo, Microsoft?

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  • But the world is a big place - no longer constrained by the physical library
    Need to engage with external and internal partners:<br /><br/>
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  • Alan Kay (Computer Scientist, advisor to the One Laptop per Child ($100 laptop) program

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  • Attributed to Kenneth Olsen, president and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.<br /><br/>
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  • Digital Future? How should Imperial College Library position itself to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Digital Future and to deal with the challenges it presents?
    • There is
    • no reason
    • for any individual to have
    • a computer
    • in their home
  • Flexible
  •  
  • The Way Forward
    • Vision
    • Staff
    • Partners
    • Users
    • Infrastructure
  • Vision
    • The best way to
    • predict the future
    • is to
    • invent it .
  • Staff
  • Share the Vision
  • Develop the Skills
  • Partners
  •  
  • Who would you like to work with?
  • Users
  • From Consumers to Contributors
  • Share the Vision
  • Personalise Users are people too
  • Infrastructure
  •  
  • Do you have the right Infrastructure?
    • Business Processes
    • IT Systems
    • Staff Structures
  • In Summary
    • Be Flexible
    • Have a Vision
    • Invest in Staff
    • Work with Partners
    • Integrate Users (and Uses)
    • Review Infrastructure