Investing in a time of disruptive change…. Rachel Bruce, Programme Director, JISC. Picture credits at the end. Investing in a time of disruptive change…. My context Changes How we’ve respond and options for the way forward. Mode of distribution. e-everything. e-journals e-books
Rachel Bruce, Programme Director, JISC
Picture credits at the end
The scale of the problem in relation to managing & sharing research data?
“ …they trusted the results they got on Google above those from Librarians.” (Connaway/Radford)
Patience v want it now
Meta-search v full text
Complexity v simplicity
Logical linear learning v multi-tasking
Largely text-based v multi media
Learning from expert v figure it out yourself
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, OCLC,
Programs and Research
” Libraries are providing these high growth fields [information provision to scientists] value in the acquisition of resources - for example licensing costly journal collections - but otherwise have been relatively absent from the workflow…”
The library is generally becoming less visible and the perceived dependency on the library reduced (humanities academics having more dependency than scientists). The report summarises this as ” although librarians may still be providing significant value to their constituency, the value of the brand is decreasing” ( Ithaka)
Student, University of Oxford – JISC, Responding to Learners
“Libraries can do much more to open up their metadata for re-use. Players such as OCLC and TALIS already offer platforms that enable library data to be re-used. OCLC’s Worldcat…enables the find this book in a library link from Google Scholar…begs the question of 180 or so separate OPACs alongside …M25, COPAC and SUNCAT. The costs of thisduplication must be considerable and the limitations of this approach increasingly frustrating to users of the Google Generation.”
Connectedness, platform, network effect
(JISC/SCONUL LMS Study, 2008)
From VLE or
VLE or VRE
Not in initial
“ Supermarkets gain valuable insights into user behaviour by data mining purchases and uncovering usage trends. Further insights are gained by analysing purchasing histories, facilitated by the use of store loyalty cards.”
“ Librariescould gain valuable insights into user behaviour by data mining borrowing and uncovering usage trends. Further insights are gained by analysing borrowing histories, facilitated by the use of library cards.”
Dave Pattern, University of Huddersfield – TILE Workshop – December 2008
CMS, IR, …
Dempsey – October 2007
> Manage Assets
>>> Barcode books
“[The challenge is] how can local institutional needs and for global discovery develop sympathetically and efficiently together “
“The difficulties [arise from] our changed requirements and the fact that we don't appear to be able to afford new systems to meet them; therefore traditional vendors don't develop those systems, and open source systems so far seem to replicate the old systems.”
not well placed for future scenarios.
generated by market forces.
Early draft, unpublished.
Storage, Services, Security
Early draft, unpublished.
Excellence in learning
Robert Darnton, Harvard University
Sarah Thomas, University of Oxford