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Let’s Predict the Future: A1 Workshop Introduction


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Slides on "Let’s Predict the Future: Workshop Introduction" for a workshop session on "Predicting the Future" held on 3 June 2014 at the SAOIM 2014 conference in Pretoria, South Africa and facilitated by Brian Kelly, Cetis.


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Let’s Predict the Future: A1 Workshop Introduction

  1. 1. A: Introduction Let's Predict the Future! A half-day workshop at the SAOIM 2014 conference on Tuesday 3 June 2014 facilitated by Brian Kelly, Cetis, University of Bolton, UK Slides available under a Creative Commons licence (CC-BY) A: Introduction 1
  2. 2. #soaim14 About The Facilitator Brian Kelly: • Innovation Advocate at Cetis, University of Bolton, UK • Worked at UKOLN, University of Bath as UK Web Focus for 16+ years • Web technology adviser to higher education & cultural heritage sectors 2
  3. 3. #soaim14 Workshop Abstract This workshop session will help participants identify potentially relevant technological developments by learning about and making use of ‘Delphi’ processes. The workshop also provides insight into processes for spotting ‘weak signals’ which may indicate early use of technologies which could be important in the future. But having identified potentially important technological developments, organisations need to decide how to respond. What will be the impact on existing technologies? What are the strategic implications and what are the implications for staff within the organisation? The interactive workshop session will provide opportunities to address the challenges in understanding the implications of technological developments and making appropriate organisational interventions. 3 IdentificationPlanningInteractive
  4. 4. #soaim14 About You In small groups: • Introduce yourselves: your name, where you work and what you do. • Say what made you decide to sign up for this workshop and what you hope to gain from it. 4
  5. 5. #soaim14 Draft Timetable Time Title 08.30 A: Introduction 08.50 B: Predicting the Future: the Need and the Risks 09.20 C: Let’s Predict the Future 10.00 Coffee 10.30 D: We’ve Predicted the Future! So What?! 11.00 E: Prepare for the Unexpected: Scenario Planning For Libraries 11.30 F: Conclusions and Reflections 12.00 Finish Lunch Subject to changes! 5
  6. 6. #soaim14 Workshop Format Features of the workshop: • Participative • Questions and discussion welcomed • Welcoming of alternative views • Open (feel free to take photos, tweet, ….) • Appreciative of limitations of openness (feel free to state if comments are ‘off the record’) 6 Slides available at saoim-2014-lets-predict-the-future-workshop/
  7. 7. #soaim14 Your Thoughts What technical developments might be important? 7 #saoim14 (or #wtf) Tweet your ideas with event hashtag I think teleporting could have implications for libraries in the future! #saoim14 58 Feel free to add implications for users … Teleporting could have implications for libraries as people won’t be put off from visiting when it’s raining! #saoim14 22 and implications for libraries We would therefore need larger physical spaces for the teleporting visitors to the library #saoim14 41 Discuss the implications … So maybe the books could be teleported. Would we need a physical library building? #saoim14 48 such as legal issues, business models, … What about the legal implication? Border control? Which VAT rate to use? Importing banned book? … #saoim14 #wtf 27
  8. 8. #soaim14 Questions Any questions? 8