Library Systems Workshop - Final Thoughts

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Presentation by Suzanne Enright summing up the Library Systems Workshop, July 15th 2013

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  • Library Systems Workshop - Final Thoughts

    1. 1. Final thoughts… Suzanne Enright Director Information Services, University of Westminster 15 July 2013
    2. 2. Aims - reminder – Continue discussions about the library service platform landscape and its challenges – Discover more about the workflows, processes, tools and techniques to support planning and managing change – Share information on new collaborations and shared services – Feed into Jisc/Sconul thinking – gaps, ideas and opportunities
    3. 3. Sharing – Range of presentations, group work, networking opportunities – Panel provocations and Q+A – Martin Myhill, Andrew Praeter and Owen Stephens – Some heresy to counter the fear, uncertainty and doubt!
    4. 4. The landscape – a tipping point? – Where are we with library service platform landscape? – Up to 50% HEIs will being using a different LMS by 2016 – 80+% will be using shared services for operational purposes (many are already) – 4 themes emerged today…
    5. 5. Context for change – Time of constant change…calls for openness to change – Search for solutions to problems, not a tick box exercise – Politics of own institution: local, regional, national, international (‘enterprise not library-land’) – Future unknowns and need to integrate with solutions to other institutional problems – Venture capital a feature of information landscape – LMS providers
    6. 6. Technology – Potential for disruptive change upon us – Moving away from concept of ‘system’ to metadata and platforms – Commodity IT – Tools are there to help solve problems – Integration and interaction with other systems – Varied formats – Open agenda
    7. 7. People – Cultural change – Participation and collaboration – implementing service change with staff involvement in design and implementation – Role of effective leaders – People in the room today
    8. 8. Users – User-centred services at the heart of designing for tomorrow (today…) – Transient nature of users – Stakeholder engagement – Big data as a tool to support this
    9. 9. Lastly, a plug… – KB+ – Focus on wider range of titles – Adding historical data – Work with international partners – Improving integration with ELCAT, JUSP etc – Get your library involved – Jisc/Sconul/RLUK Co-design Programme – Work on a national monographs strategy – KB+ and e-books
    10. 10. Thanks for your participation!

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