Presentation on theme: "The network reconfigures the library: people and places, collections and services. Lorcan Dempsey Lir Seminar 2008 14 April 2008 Liberty Hall, Dublin."— Presentation transcript:
The network reconfigures the library: people and places, collections and services. Lorcan Dempsey Lir Seminar 2008 14 April 2008 Liberty Hall, Dublin
– Space infused with value – How has the value changed over time? – Engagement with collections, expertise and services? Space – Opportunity costs – Valuable real estate – Growing pressure in many environments – New spaces
Place Infrastructure -> customer relations Higher value activity – Access to scarce resources – people, equipment, specialist advice, exhibition, … – Individual, group, social
These student comments suggest that good study space is responsive to the academic and social dimensions of study in ways that allow students to control them both. Scott Bennett
Collections grid highlow high STEWARDSHIP UNIQUENESS Books Journals Newspapers Gov. docs CD, DVD Maps Scores Special collections Rare books Local/Historical newspapers Local history materials Archives & Manuscripts, Theses & dissertations Research, learning and administrative materials, ePrints/tech reports Learning objects Courseware E-portfolios Research data Institutional records Reports, newsletters, etc Freely-accessible web resources Websites Open source software Newsgroup archives
Trends Mass digitization and off-site storage Licensed: rented Special collections onto the web Thematic collections of web resources Research, learning and administrative materials published on the web The new special collections.
IMPROVE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH AND LEARNING CAPACITIES: PUBLISHING INTERPRETING AVAILABLE RESOURCES IN TERMS OF SPECIFIC RESEARCH AND LEARNING NEEDS SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY: GIS, METADATA, IPR, … MARKETING AND ASSESSMENT: UNDERSTAND NEEDS AND DEVELOP SERVICES TO MEET THOSE NEEDS Expertise