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9 minutes Library Of Birmingham A Knowledge Hub

Brian Gambles
Birmingham, UK

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9 minutes Library Of Birmingham A Knowledge Hub

  1. 1. LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM Brian Gambles A Knowledge Hub
  2. 3. Big City Plan To create a world class city centre, planning for next 20 years, and to be in the top 20 most liveable cities in the world
  3. 6. UK’s first ethnic majority city
  4. 7. New City Park – Patel Taylor
  5. 8. Eastside Locks - Goodman
  6. 9. New Magistrates Court Completion 2012
  7. 10. Eleven Brindleyplace
  8. 11. 103 Colmore Row
  9. 12. The Cube
  10. 14. When? <ul><li>April 2009: launch of concept design </li></ul><ul><li>July 2009: archaeological survey begins </li></ul><ul><li>Late 2009: designs finalised and gross maximum price agreed </li></ul><ul><li>February 2010: start digging </li></ul><ul><li>March 2013: Hand over library to client </li></ul><ul><li>June 2013: open the doors </li></ul>
  11. 16. <ul><li>Our vision is to be a library like no other, the best public library in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with Birmingham Repertory Theatre it will create a unique centre for learning, information and culture. It will be an enduring beacon for Birmingham, raising the city’s international profile and achieving excellence with local communities. Accessible and welcoming to all, it will reach out to some of the city’s most disadvantaged citizens. It will be a universal meeting place, a hub for the region, an engine for the knowledge and creative economies. Through written, printed, audio, visual and interactive resources and technologies the Library of Birmingham will link the people of Birmingham to the world. It will bring the world to Birmingham. </li></ul>
  12. 17. The Library of the Future The Library Experience A Centre for Knowledge
  13. 18. <ul><li>The LoB development is rooted in three core principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World-class </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And driven forward by three underpinning themes: - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building the Knowledge Economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Investing in Children, Young People and Families </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting Community Culture and Heritage </li></ul></ul>
  14. 19. Library as agent for the democratisation of knowledge <ul><li>The change is fundamentally away from a transactional model of service, based upon the notion of the book (as surrogate for any physical media) and information as products … </li></ul><ul><li>… to an enabling infrastructure for social interaction, knowledge acquisition, and personal and community development, a participative model of service delivery </li></ul><ul><li>to free people from the constraints of democratised information, and to enable people to convert information, through a process of learning and exploration, into knowledge </li></ul>
  15. 20. Insights and Behaviours <ul><li>Ideally placed to capitalise on transition from product-based economy to an experience based economy </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid life – undifferentiated between on and off line </li></ul><ul><li>Self-authoring </li></ul><ul><li>Shared experiences – mashing up content and co-creation </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity and originality </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive game playing </li></ul><ul><li>Expectations of service </li></ul>
  16. 21. The Knowledge Hub <ul><li>Produces: interactions and impact </li></ul><ul><li>Is concerned with : the quality and effectiveness of the interaction between people and information </li></ul><ul><li>Can bring about : change in individuals, organisations, communities and society </li></ul>
  17. 22. <ul><li>empower people to engage </li></ul><ul><li>enable people to join networks that will be greater than the sum of its individual members </li></ul><ul><li>stimulate the elements of knowledge — people, resources, activities </li></ul><ul><li>offer new ways of learning, new ways of thinking, new ways of working, and new ways of relating </li></ul><ul><li>facilitate planned and unplanned gatherings of small and large groups of shared interest, both temporary and enduring </li></ul><ul><li>stimulate peer to peer, intergenerational, cross cultural, multi disciplinary interaction </li></ul><ul><li>unlock the door to creative reading for all </li></ul>
  18. 23. 2000 2013 2008 Wisdom Knowledge Learning Information Data
  19. 24. What is a library in the 21 st century? A new partnership with business, colleges, universities, voluntary sector, creative industries, cultural and arts organisations, writers, performers, the community…
  20. 25. The Library of Birmingham A Knowledge Hub The Library Experience