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2011 - Business Meeting - Dessy


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Blane Dessy's PowerPoint presentation at the SLA 2011 Annual Conference in Philadelphia.

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2011 - Business Meeting - Dessy

  1. 1. Government Information Professionals Now and into the future Blane K. Dessy Special Libraries Association June, 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ I speak my mind freely on all things, even on those which perhaps exceed my capacity…” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Michel de Montaigne </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The often invisible role of government information professionals <ul><li>Lack of Visibility in agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of visibility in interagency groups and task forces </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of visibility in many professional associations </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of visibility in the literature </li></ul>
  4. 4. The federal information enterprise <ul><li>Information professionals placed throughout the Fed. Gov’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Considerable resources spent on information acquisition and information creation </li></ul><ul><li>Many different missions and objectives </li></ul>
  5. 5. Envision the community as a single enterprise <ul><li>Common Principles and Values </li></ul><ul><li>Similar issues and challenges </li></ul>
  6. 6. Increase of New Technology 2009-2010 <ul><li>Blog increase of 40% </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki Increase of 27% </li></ul><ul><li>RSS increase of 23% </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Space Increase of 22% </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of Practice increase of 19% </li></ul><ul><li>Web Conferencing and Social Networking increase of 18% </li></ul><ul><li>40% of Gov’t. libraries are implementing hand held devices (Smartphones, PDAs) </li></ul><ul><li>20% of Gov’t. Libraries are exploring the use of E-Readers </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--Outsell, Inc. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Two new developments <ul><li>Identification and digitization of internally created content (strategic knowledge assets) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Preservation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Things to think about in Gov’t. Settings <ul><li>Strategic content management (stakeholder engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Performance measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Agency audits to discover unmanaged content spending </li></ul>
  9. 9. Still thinking… <ul><li>Customization costs </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Mobile devices </li></ul><ul><li>Big Data </li></ul>
  10. 10. And…still thinking <ul><li>Social Media behind the fire wall </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-to-peer engagement and less formal association </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs to 3d to wearable computers </li></ul>
  11. 11. And…finally… <ul><li>Design thinking for better user experiences </li></ul><ul><li>(Thanks to Outsell, Inc.) </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>In Dreams begin Responsibility… </li></ul><ul><li>Do not wait to strike until the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking… </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>--William Butler Yeats </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>