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  • All papers are freely available from the IFLA Library: library.ifla.orgWide range of themes, challenge as to what to go and if its on at a time that suits you. This year the scheduling didn’t appear to be good – there was lot of overlap in the timeslots. Papers on social media and top 100 univs academic libs (UWA), FB and Twitter; ebooks
  • Entrance to Singapore Convention Centre
  • Entrance to Singapore Convention Centre
  • Entrance to Singapore Convention Centre
  • Level 1: Registration area, and coffee shop
  • Agile management is a term associated with business world = need to move easily and quickly in response to changing economic circumstances. Birknshaw(2012) came up with 5 ways businesses can become more agile and meet challenges:Monitor trends and innovationsEncourage dissent – leaders encourage debate and be prepared to have views challengedExperiment – try new activities even if it means redirecting resources from current actvs.Simplify and flatten – push decision making to the front line to enable responsiveness as opportunities arise, use outsourcing to reduce or increase capacity as neededAct quickly – sometimes smarter to wait in the first instance, mke preps and save resources so that you can act quicklyAll 5 can be applied to unilibraries in face of:reduced funding, and other pressures such as increased prices for resources; rapid change of scholarly information environmentExamples so far: electronic-preferred policy for journals adopted by many unilibs;developmof repositories, and what became the ADT program wasveryinnovative at the time; the ARROW Project which lead to new roles in supporting research, bibliometrics and RDMUNSWL had structural change in 2005 – did away with discipline-based libs which were duplicating services, which released resources for innovation and focus on digital library. They no longer have technical services.95% of budget used for online resourcesNo service desks (see separate paper), more self-help, self checkoutStopped face to face IL classes, more online (50,000 students)Released resources for better research support – bibliometrics and research impact measurement; more liaison with academic staffIn this wayUNSWL has used Birkenshaw’s ways of agile mgt.
  • OA from Perspective of Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) – study to explore new scholarly communication environment which libs facing and plans for the future from collection development of view Methodology – phone interviews with 29 members libs (13 provinces) with university librarians, senior management or scholarly communication staffAll had IRs but few had OA policies, some made OA funds available, usually from collection development budget or research grantOA does not form part of job descriptions of librarians but some sawtheneed for this – one said, “everyone needs to buy into this, if small group won’t go anywhere”. And librarians will feel it’s just another thing that they had to do on top of everything elseLibrary directors use their position on campus committees to spread the messagePromotion is key to usage and discovery of OA resources but not being done evenly: libnrarians promote OA when liaising with faculty, events are organised during OA week but are not well-attended; websites and libguidesare commonCARL members belong to regional consortia for cooperative collection development, and support OA ventures – Erudit OA access to French language journals; negotiated access to package of OA bks published by Canadian research pressesDigitisation of heritage materialInstitution and funder mandates can encourage deposit but not many in Canada – 18Canadian Institutes of Health has mandate but compliance is an issue
  • IFLA RSCAOis one 1 of 3 IFLA regions - covers Lebanon to China and includes Australia and NZAS Committee member, attended two meetingsProgram Chair for 2013 and 2014For 2013 program received 24 abstracts, but could only accept 5 as invited one paper on East Timor : Creating a library of the future: UniversidadeNacionál Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) journey of rebuilding its University Library for the 21st centuryCovered the role of Australian academic library consortium (Uni Melbourne) in supporting UNTL Library; issues facing UNTL Library in finding “its voice” in developing a strong framework for building resources and services and the role of “Libraries for Timor-Leste”, an Australian non profit organisation that works in partnership with Timorese and Australian groups and organisations to support a range of libraries in Timor-Leste. Played a mentoring role and helped presenters with abstract, content, presentation, and timing
  • Jayshree and Takashi Nagatsuka, RSCAO Secretary
  • IFLA Trend Report: http://trends.ifla.org/Identifies five high level trends shaping the information society 12 mth consultation experts and stakeholders. Over next 12 months will build on report by wide consultation, continue discussion onlineNot just a report but no of resources – website, initial document, discussion boardALIA using it as a base and NAC referred to it
  • Hard at work!!
  • IFLA conference 2013

    1. 1. 17-23 August 2013 IFLA World Library and Information Congress 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly Jayshree Mamtora 1
    2. 2. 2 IFLA Snapshot  Held in Singapore  3750 delegates  From 120 countries  87 exhibitors  210 presentations  412 speakers  Plenary session daily  7 streams, and 5 group meetings daily  and much, much, more!
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    7. 7. 7 Themes of particular interest  Agile Management - an Australian University Library perspective / Andrew Wells, UNSW  Available from: http://library.ifla.org/154/
    8. 8. 8 Themes of particular interest  Open Access – no of papers  Canadian Study 2012: • • To explore the new scholarly communication environment which libraries are facing and plans for the future / Jane Burpee, University of Guelph, Leila Fernandez, York University Available from: http://library.ifla.org/74/
    9. 9. 9 Other papers of interest  Creating a library of the future: Universidade Nacionál Timor Lorosa'e (UNTL) journey of rebuilding its University Library for the 21st century / Mary Coghlan and Sabina Roberston http://library.ifla.org/126/  Remaining relevant - how airports, banks and geeks can save frontline library services / Shaun O’Dwyer and Belinda Sua http://library.ifla.org/127/  Facing our future: social media takeover, coexistence or resistance? the integration of social media and reference services / Jill Benn and Dawn McLoughlin http://library.ifla.org/129  And there’s a lot more! See: http://library.ifla.org/
    10. 10. 10 IFLA RSCAO  Attended two committee meetings  Main RSCAO session: Future libraries multiple futures — Asia and Oceania  Chairing Program Committee for IFLA 2014 – call for papers just completed: Transcending Borders
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    12. 12. 12 IFLA Trend Report  New Technologies will both expand and limit who has access to information.  Online Education will democratise and disrupt global learning.  The boundaries of privacy and data protection will be redefined.  Hyper-connected societies will listen to and empower new voices and groups.  The global information environment will be transformed by new technologies.
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