Working the Build - Looking at new environments and opportunities presented


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Mark Toole, University of Stirling, looks at new build services and shared environments and the opprotunities that these can present.

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Working the Build - Looking at new environments and opportunities presented

  1. 1. Working the Build- looking at new build, shared environments and opportunities presented Mark Toole
  2. 2. SHARING … <ul><ul><li>“ Develop deeper co-operation with libraries across the sector… probably the only way to achieve significant cost savings while at the same time sustaining momentum in developing new services” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges for academic libraries in difficult economic times, RIN, Mar 10 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. … AND ENGAGEMENT <ul><li>“ the strategic management of relationships with partners and clients external to the institution, and in managing the associated activities and services, such as knowledge exchange and workforce development” </li></ul><ul><li>JISC definition </li></ul>
  4. 4. WORKING THE BUILD <ul><li>Background: University of Stirling </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies of New Physical Builds </li></ul><ul><li>New Environments and Services Builds </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions & Observations </li></ul>
  5. 7. UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING <ul><li>Founded 1967 </li></ul><ul><li>Small university </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11,500 students, 400 academic staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>t/o £100M </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discipline focus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>social sciences, humanities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main campus just outside Stirling </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller campuses – Inverness & Stornoway </li></ul>
  6. 8. UNIVERSITY B CE ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Research & consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>CPD </li></ul><ul><li>KTPs with local employers </li></ul><ul><li>Work placements, internships </li></ul><ul><li>JobShop for local employers </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences & events </li></ul>
  7. 9. UNIVERSITY B C E ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Cultural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cinema/ theatre </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art collection & exhibitions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sport </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports facilities – local & national use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sports organisations based on campus </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. NEW BUILD (1): REFURBISHMENT STIRLING LIBRARY <ul><li>Enabling works began spring 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Main construction work started summer 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Service resumes start September </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better support for collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Step change format shift to electronic </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. ENTERPRISE ZONE <ul><li>Part of one floor inside the library </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting and engaging with entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Connect local business with business resources & expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Connect UoS students with business resources & expertise (UoS, local, Scottish, international) </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing entrepreneurs into the University </li></ul><ul><li>Brokering local SMEs’ collaboration </li></ul>
  10. 12. ARCHIVES <ul><li>From basement to showcase by entrance </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Community history and interest </li></ul><ul><li>Promote archive advice to local businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Manage NHS Highland Archives </li></ul>
  11. 13. NEW BUILD (2): INVERNESS CAMPUS <ul><li>Jointly funded library NHS and UoS </li></ul><ul><li>UoS manage & operate </li></ul><ul><li>UoS staff and students </li></ul><ul><li>NHS staff </li></ul><ul><li>Other students on placement </li></ul><ul><li>GPs </li></ul><ul><li>Health researchers </li></ul>
  12. 14. NEW BUILD (3): “MULTIVERSITY” LIBRARY <ul><li>University Centre Hastings </li></ul><ul><li>Drill Hall, Universities for Medway </li></ul>
  13. 15. NEW BUILD (4): PUBLIC AND HE LIBRARY Worcester Library & History Centre
  14. 16. ENVIRONMENTS & SERVICES BUILD <ul><li>Shared Services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>shared procurement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared licensing (eg SHEDL) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared access (eg SCONUL Access) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared disposal (eg CASS, UKRR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>shared staff development programmes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TIME FOR STEP CHANGE TO MEET SERVICE AND FINANCIAL CHALLENGES </li></ul>
  15. 17. SCONUL SHARED SERVICES PROJECT <ul><li>“ Shared LMS” to broader scope </li></ul>
  16. 19. SCONUL SHARED SERVICES PROJECT <ul><li>“ Shared LMS” to broader scope </li></ul><ul><li>Shared national level UK e-journal services: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>procurement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>licensing information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>licence and access management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared national UK tools and meta data for resource discovery </li></ul><ul><ul><li>plus JISC Resource Discovery Task Force </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shared within institution LMS components </li></ul><ul><ul><li>finance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>user information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learning materials & course organisation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Network level” of sharing </li></ul>
  17. 20. OPEN ACCESS - REPOSITORIES <ul><li>Free text access to research outputs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Researchers in UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Third world universities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Journal subscriptions impact </li></ul>
  18. 21. CONCLUSIONS & OBSERVATIONS } <ul><ul><li>Yes We Can! </li></ul></ul>Building new: <ul><ul><li>physical spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>virtual spaces </li></ul></ul>creates opportunities services <ul><ul><li>engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing costs & expertise </li></ul></ul>Align with institutional strategies Be bold!
  19. 22. Thank You! Mark Toole