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Nick Moore: Making the bullets for others to fire (research and policy)


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Presentation to the second LIS DREaM workshop held at the British Library on Monday 30th January 2012.

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Nick Moore: Making the bullets for others to fire (research and policy)

  1. 1. Making the bullets for others to fire Nick Moore Managing Partner, Acumen [email_address]
  2. 2. Researching information policy <ul><li>Making sense of it all </li></ul><ul><li>Filling in the gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Critical analysis </li></ul>
  3. 3. Making sense of it all <ul><li>What did we mean by information policy? </li></ul><ul><li>What was going on already? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we develop an analytical framework? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are the gaps? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Information Policy Matrix ICT & Networks Legislative & Regulatory Skills Information Sector Information & organisations Information & society
  5. 5. Filling in the gaps <ul><li>Highlighting the gaps </li></ul><ul><li>Seizing opportunities for research and influence </li></ul><ul><li>Creating opportunities for dissemination and debate </li></ul><ul><li>Building relationships and networks </li></ul>
  6. 6. Critical analysis <ul><li>Through evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and observation </li></ul><ul><li>Critical comment </li></ul>
  7. 7. General lessons <ul><li>Interest and passion are essential </li></ul><ul><li>Stay ahead of the curve </li></ul><ul><li>Be part of an influential organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Build networks and relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Retain your independence </li></ul><ul><li>Luck plays a big part </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mistakes and how to avoid them <ul><li>I tried to cover too much </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus and specialise </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I failed to carry others with me </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build networks, win friends and influence people </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I got too far ahead of the curve </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t give myself enough time to think </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t encourage enough criticism </li></ul>
  9. 9. Discussion points <ul><li>What is the next big issue? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do to stay ahead of the curve? </li></ul>