What a lively hands-on workshop, facilitated by Brian Kelly an active blogger on the UK Web Focus blog. Interesting thoughts came out of this workshop this morning and attendee’s where challenged to think and reflect (Predict) on the future of Libraries. For those present both physically and virtually you would agree that we were challenged to think about technology differently, not to see technology just as technology, but to understand strategically the implications some of the technologies will have on the people that use them, for example. Brian Kelly shared with us his thought on how to spot the most relevant technologies now and for the future.
What also came out strong and stood out, was the technology trends identified for Libraries for now and the future…Question…”Will the library of the future still need knowledge workers of the day or will information management and resource creation and discovery to be left in the hands of Google and Amazon”?.
Thoughts that remained with some of us this morning:
- But what really will happen in the future?…”Majority of people have never really trusted people who want to tell me what the future will be”
- Has the future arrived?
- Many of us think of the future, but what do we need to watch out for?…Brian answered this one and advised that maybe in the future there will be need to:-
- Change business processes
- Re-consider or think carefully about the resources we intend to invest in
- Very important to invest in training and development
- Consider deprecating some of our existing resources
Note to Brian Kelly: From SAOUG & OSALL and all the attendees of your workshop this morning and the entire conference at large, we would like to thank you for taking time to come and share with us your experiences and imparting your knowledge with us.
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–Enjoy the rest of the conference–