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  • 1. Libraries of the Future Horizon Scan Michael Jubb Research Information Network RLUK Members’ Meeting 24 April 2009
  • 2. Horizon Scanning
    • “ The systematic examination of potential threats, opportunities and likely developments including but not restricted to those at the margins of current thinking and planning. Horizon scanning may explore novel and unexpected issues as well as persistent problems or trends."
    • Horizon Scanning Centre, Foresight Directorate, DIUS
  • 3. Why?
    • To help libraries respond creatively to changes in the wider environment
  • 4. Sponsors
    • British Library
    • JISC
    • RIN
    • RLUK
    • SCONUL
  • 5. Management and governance
    • Programme consultant, Derek Law
    • Management Board
      • Anne Bell, SCONUL
      • Rachel Bruce, JISC
      • Joanne Newman, BL
      • Michael Jubb, RIN
      • Debby Shorley, RLUK
    • Steering Group
      • Mgt Bd, plus Jane Core, SCONUL; Alison Allden, JISC (Chair); Margaret Coutts, RLUK.
  • 6. Some futures tools and techniques
  • 7. So what is it?
    • A process over the next two years
    • No presuppositions; think the unthinkable
    • Depends critically on the input of those who join in
  • 8. What will we do?
    • identify, review and assess key trends and underlying drivers likely to affect scholarly libraries, and their use by students and researchers in the years ahead;
    • formulate and test scenarios to assess current policies, processes and services, the likely impact of future developments, and the issues and choices facing decision-makers; and
    • draft a series of papers setting out possible futures for library and information services in supporting institutional teaching, learning and research strategies, and the steps required if those futures are to be realised.
  • 9. Key themes Skills Services Content Who provides what and how? Is that provision sustainable? What are our users’ needs? How can they best be met?
  • 10.
    • So get ready to join in…………..