ITaaU Network+
Libraries of the Future: community engagement
Jeremy Frey, Steve Brewer
(University of Southampton) 	
Sir	
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Libraries of the Future?	
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  DAY	
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•  Welcome	
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•  Talk:	
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  libraries	
  
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IT as a Utility	
funded under Research Council UK's Digital Economy theme 	
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  Economy	
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A	
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How	
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•  17	
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  –	
  Bodleian	
  Library	
  workshop	
  
–  Emerging	
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Introduction: partners & collaborators	
•  PI and Co-Is: 	
–  Jeremy Frey, PI (University
of Southampton)	
–  Gerard Parr ...
The Digital Economy and ITaaU	
The	
  Cloud	
  
food security	
traditional	
utilities	
cloud computing	
sensors &	
actuato...
Aims and objectives	
•  Unite researchers, users, content and data providers	
•  Understand how and why businesses and con...
Approach: Network+ & Hub model	
  
•  ITaaU	
  one	
  of	
  4	
  sub-­‐themes	
  of	
  the	
  Research	
  Councils	
  
UK	...
ITaaU Network+: Newsletter	
Available	
from the	
website:	
Itutility.ac.uk
•  Smart Spaces (Cities) and Diversity	
•  Emerging Economies: International Perspectives	
•  Libraries of the Future	
•  ...
First two successful pilot projects recently confirmed:	
•  Trusted Tiny Things – led from University of
Aberdeen	
•  Usin...
“a temporary transfer to a new research
environment”	
opportunities for career
development, sectoral knowledge
transfer an...
Workshop progress	
Title Date Location No.
attendees
Smart Spaces and Diversity 11 March Southampton 12 attendees
Librarie...
Emerging topics	
Strong sub-theme are emerging as areas for further investigation:	
•  Information transformation services...
Join the ITaaU Network+	
•  Web: www.itutility.ac.uk	
•  Mailing list: http://jiscmail.ac.uk/itutility	
•  Hashtag #itaaun...
LOTF	
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  the	
  story	
  so	
  far…	
  
A	
  significant	
  sub-­‐theme	
  within	
  the	
  Digital	
  
Economy,	
  inc...
How	
  do	
  IT	
  uLliLes	
  contribute	
  to:	
  
1.  Data	
  and	
  library	
  granularity	
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IT as a Utility Network+: Libraries of the Future - Sir Duncan Rice Library, Aberdeen 25-26 March, 2014

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This introduction was given by Steve Brewer. The event continued the series of workshops on the theme of Libraries of the Future with a focus on community engagement. We were very pleased to welcome participants to the Sir Duncan Rice Library at the University of Aberdeen. This new library describes itself as a 21st century space for learning and research having been opened less than two years ago. We welcome all those with an interest in the theme of Libraries of the Future and especially those concerned with outreach and community activities and related knwoledge management.

Keynote speakers:

Sarah Chapman from Aberdeen University Special Collections department
Simon Burnett from Robert Gordon University
The agenda for the two day event was as follows:

11:30 - 12:00 - registration
12:00 - 13:00 - welcome and introduction to the IT as a Utility Network+ (light buffet lunch available)
13:00 - 13:45 - talk: knowledge management for libraries + questions
13:45 - 14:15 - Community engagement - key issues?
14:15 - 15:00 - break out groups - discussion of community engagement key issues
15:00 - 15:20 - coffee break
15:20 - 15:50 -Report back from break out groups
15:50 - 16:50 - Discussion on emerging ideas
16:50 - 17:30 - Identification of possible follow on actions
Evening meal - Bauhaus

09:00 - 09:15 - welcome coffee and pastries
09:15 - 09:30 - Recap from day one
09:30 - 10:00 - talk: community engagement (from the Sir Duncan Rice Library library team)
10:00 - 11:00 - library tour
11:00 - 11:15 - coffee break
11:15 - 12:30 - community engagement - discussion
12:30 - 13:30 - working lunch - agreement on follow in actions and recommendations on community engagement.

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IT as a Utility Network+: Libraries of the Future - Sir Duncan Rice Library, Aberdeen 25-26 March, 2014

  1. 1. ITaaU Network+ Libraries of the Future: community engagement Jeremy Frey, Steve Brewer (University of Southampton) Sir  Duncan  Rice  Library  at  the  University  of  Aberdeen 25-26 March 2014
  2. 2. Libraries of the Future? Birmingham  Library   ©  Mecanoo  Architects   Courtesy  of  Lori  Nix  -­‐  lorinix@lorinix.net    
  3. 3. Welcome   •  Goals  for  the  day:   1.  Explore  role  of  IT  uLliLes  in  the  context  of  the   evolving  role  of  libraries   2.  Capture  key  issues  for  libraries  engaging  with   their  communiLes   3.  ArLculate  a  route  forward  for  invesLgaLng  and   developing  these  findings   4.  Broaden  our  network  of  people  with  interests  in   this  area  
  4. 4. Agenda  DAY  1   •  Welcome  and  IntroducLons   •  Talk:  knowledge  management  for  libraries   •  Community  engagement  -­‐  key  issues?   •  Break  out  groups  -­‐  discussion  of  community  engagement  key  issues   •  Coffee  break   •  Report  back  from  break  out  groups   •  Discussion  on  emerging  ideas  &  IdenLficaLon  of  possible  follow  on  acLons   DAY  2   •  Recap  from  day  one   •  Talk:  community  engagement  (from  the  Sir  Duncan  Rice  Library  library  team)   •  Library  tour  followed  by  coffee   •  Working  lunch  -­‐  agree  on  follow  on  acLons  &  recommendaLons  on  community   engagement   •  dotRural  visit  
  5. 5. IT as a Utility funded under Research Council UK's Digital Economy theme The  Digital  Economy  vision  is  of  the   transforma5onal  impact  of  digital   technologies  on  all  aspects  of  life.    
  6. 6. LOTF  –  the  story  so  far…   A  significant  sub-­‐theme  within  the  Digital   Economy,  including  IT  as  a  ULlity  Network+   1.  Libraries  tradiLonally  hubs  within  academic   insLtuLons  and  communiLes  at  large   2.  Digital  Economy  predicated  on  smart  ciLes   and  (digitally)  connected  communiLes   3.  Role  and  requirements  of  new  technology   and  uLliLes  for  Libraries  of  the  Future?  
  7. 7. How  we  arrived  here…   •  17  April,  2013  –  Bodleian  Library  workshop   –  Emerging  and  changing  roles  for  librarians   –  QualiLes  not  (yet)  encapsulated  within  the  digital?   –  CollaboraLve  learning  opportuniLes   •  18  September,  2013  –  Scoping  workshop  (Soton)   –  “Digital  is  more  than  digiLsed”  DDR   –  Do  systems  lock  in  processes?   –  Design  for  flexibility?  Community  led  structures?   –  Lessons  learnt  from  universiLes  restructuring?   •  13  November,  2013  –  BL,  Libraries  of  the  Future   –  MulLdisciplinary  spaces  where  people  spent  Lme   –  Medieval  data  deluge,  exchange  of  volumes   –  Role  of  libraries  in  supporLng  knowledge  creaLon   •  5  December,  2013  –  Oxford  eResearch  Centre   –  The  role  of  research  libraries  and  professional  bodies   –  Leah  McEwen  (Cornell)  and  Dave  De  Roure  (Oxford)  
  8. 8. Introduction: partners & collaborators •  PI and Co-Is: –  Jeremy Frey, PI (University of Southampton) –  Gerard Parr (University of Ulster) –  Mark Sandler (QMUL) –  Richard Mortier (University Nottingham) –  Mike Surridge (University of Southampton) •  Advisory group: –  ustwo –  IBM –  BT –  Thales –  Microsoft –  BBC Reseaerch –  Cabinet Office –  DSTL –  Zenotech –  Cambridge & Newcastle Universities Steve  Brewer  –  Network  Coordinator   (University  of  Southampton)  
  9. 9. The Digital Economy and ITaaU The  Cloud   food security traditional utilities cloud computing sensors & actuators telecommunications data-driven science electronic lab notebooks “Network+ smart spaces/ smart  ci)es”   libraries of the future “tangible Interfaces” “apps are the new taps…” 3D printing
  10. 10. Aims and objectives •  Unite researchers, users, content and data providers •  Understand how and why businesses and consumers are using on-demand services •  Understand the provision, uptake, usability, security, of apps and services delivered in the future Internet •  Champion simple, usable and safe IT provision from smart services, surroundings and information stores •  Identify perceived barriers that inhibit new users
  11. 11. Approach: Network+ & Hub model   •  ITaaU  one  of  4  sub-­‐themes  of  the  Research  Councils   UK  Digital  Economy  programme   •  The  Digital  Economy  vision  is  of  the  transformaLonal   impact  of  digital  technologies  on  all  aspects  of  life     •  £138  million  invested  since  2008  by  RCUK   •  Other  Networks:  Sustainable  Society,  CommuniLes   and  Culture  &  New  Economic  Models   •  Hubs:  dot.rural,  SiDE  and  Horizon   •  Centres  for  Doctoral  Training  
  12. 12. ITaaU Network+: Newsletter Available from the website: Itutility.ac.uk
  13. 13. •  Smart Spaces (Cities) and Diversity •  Emerging Economies: International Perspectives •  Libraries of the Future •  Broadcast Media and Social Media •  Data as a Utility, Hardware as a Utility •  3D printing: the changing shape of IT utilities •  Human Data Interaction •  Business models for IT utilities
  14. 14. First two successful pilot projects recently confirmed: •  Trusted Tiny Things – led from University of Aberdeen •  Using Wireless Networks to Support First Responders and Resilience in Upland Areas – led from QMUL & Cambridge THIRD CALL ON THE WAY
  15. 15. “a temporary transfer to a new research environment” opportunities for career development, sectoral knowledge transfer and access to short term skills for project development Call 2 has recently closed
  16. 16. Workshop progress Title Date Location No. attendees Smart Spaces and Diversity 11 March Southampton 12 attendees Libraries of the Future - 1 17 April, 2013 Bodleian Lib, Oxford 19 (21 reg - max) Emerging Economies: International perspectives 23 April, 2013 Assoc. Commonwealth Universities 15 attendees Embedded IT services and the Internet of Things 20 May, 2013 Southampton 13 attendees Security and Trust in IT Utilities: challenges, risks and benefits - Scoping meeting 10 June 2013 Southampton 10 attendees 3D printing, scanning and projecting: the changing shape of IT utilities 27 June 2013 Southampton 23 registered Design approaches for IT Utilities: a two day quest for the optimum interaction design models for IT utilities 4-5 July Ustwo & IBM South Bank, London 23 registered Adoption of ICT to improve security and trust in the UK food chain 2-3 Sept 2013 County Antrim, Northern Ireland > 50 registered Libraries of the Future - 2 18 Sept Southampton 10 Human-Data Interaction: big data gets personal 2 Oct 2013 Open Data Institute, London 43 registered Libraries of the Future - 3 13 Nov, 2013 British Library, London Now open IT utilities: Security and Trust 21-22 Nov 2013 Southampton Now open IT utilities: promoting and discovering services 11 Feb, 2014 Southampton Now open Libraries of the Future – 4 5 Dec, 2013 Oxford TBC ITaaU Network meeting 19-20 June, 2014 Southampton TBC
  17. 17. Emerging topics Strong sub-theme are emerging as areas for further investigation: •  Information transformation services – identify and promote •  Transition: revelation è innovationè specialist tool/resource è utility (where is service in this sequence?) •  Designing web to be accessible to those with intellectual disabilities , dyslexia etc… •  Academic eLearning use and development in developing world •  Assistive technologies for older people to use Web 2.0 •  Health ICT in developing countries – efforts to improve / build •  Trust and security important but perception is key to success
  18. 18. Join the ITaaU Network+ •  Web: www.itutility.ac.uk •  Mailing list: http://jiscmail.ac.uk/itutility •  Hashtag #itaaun •  Twitter: SteveITaaU •  Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ITutilityNetwork •  Email: info@itutility.ac.uk •  LinkedIn group: IT-as-Utility-Network
  19. 19. LOTF  –  the  story  so  far…   A  significant  sub-­‐theme  within  the  Digital   Economy,  including  IT  as  a  ULlity  Network+   1.  Libraries  tradiLonally  hubs  within  academic   insLtuLons  and  communiLes  at  large   2.  Digital  Economy  predicated  on  smart  ciLes   and  (digitally)  connected  communiLes   3.  Role  and  requirements  of  new  technology   and  uLliLes  for  Libraries  of  the  Future?  
  20. 20. How  do  IT  uLliLes  contribute  to:   1.  Data  and  library  granularity  –  the  paper  is  all?   1.  Data  preservaLon  role:  not  just  books,  the  role  of   the  crowd,   2.  preservaLon  of  process   3.  Safety  process  mamers   2.  Can  we  build  a  physical  library  from  Zooniverse?   1.  Where  and  how  do  the  conversaLons  take  place?   2.  Can  we  build  a  physical  library  from  devices?   3.  Do  we  need  a  new  name  for  libraries  and   librarians?   1.  Professional  personal  development  role  

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