Title: Workshop on Future Technologies and Their Applications
Facilitators: Brian Kelly and Tony Hirst
Date and time: 10.00-17.00 pm Monday 14 October 2013
Event: Pre-conference workshop held as part of the ILI 2013 conference.
Venue: Hilton London Olympia, 380 Kensington High Street, London W14 8NL (see map).
Despite the uncertainties faced by librarians and information professionals, technology continues to develop at breakneck speed, offering many new opportunities for the sector. At the same time, technological developments can be distracting and may result in wasted time and effort (remember the excitement provided by Second Life?!).
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.
Numbers: 21 participants have booked from UK, Netherlands, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Sweden, South Africa, Australia, Canada, India, Trinidad and Tobago and Qatar.
Sectors: Participants are from government, universities, higher education agencies, medical sector and publishers.
|10.20||B: Predicting Technology Trends: a Methodology|
|11.50||C: Exploring the Technologies|
|14.00||D: Applying Technology Detection & Planning Methodologies|
|16.00||E: Scenario Planning For Libraries|
|16.45||F: Review and Conclusions|
The slides used in the workshop are available below. Note that the slides hosted on Slideshare are the latest version.
|A1||Workshop Introduction||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|B1||Predicting Technology Trends: a Methodology||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|C1||Amplified Events||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|C2||Digital Badges||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|C3||The Hyperlinked Library||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|D1||Gathering Interests||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|D2||Group Exercises||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|E1||Scenario Planning For Libraries||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|F1||Review and Next Steps||[Slideshare] – [Authorstream]|
|A1: Workshop Introduction
||B1: Predicting Technology Trends: a Methodology
||CO: Future Doodles
|C1: Amplified Events
||C2: Digital Badges
||C3: The Hyperlinked Library
|D1: Gathering Interests
||D2: Group Exercises
|E1: Scenario Planning For Libraries
||F1: Review and Next Steps