Presentation on theme: "How will we look in 2030; the next two decades for LIS David Bawden City University London."— Presentation transcript:
How will we look in 2030; the next two decades for LIS David Bawden City University London
What do we really know about people’s information seeking? Zipf and least effort satisficing personality factors important and not very much else
Is there a ‘Google generation’ ? What are the ‘millenials’ like ? What will they want from LIS ?
What kind of interfaces will we have ? and are they what we want ? e-books mobile devices virtual worlds
Ubiquitous information do we want it ? what kind of world would it be if we had it?
If information is everywhere .. what is in the library ? is there any need for an ‘information place’ ?
If we can get information whenever and wherever we want it what is the point of a collection ? do selection and context still matter ?
If we trust ‘social content”.. Wikipedia, Flickr …. where is the expert ? and expertise ? is ‘something’ good enough ?
If we trust ‘folksonomy’ is there any point in taxonomy ? do we believe in any ‘r i ght classification’ ?
Do we believe in digital literacy? or ‘information literacy’ or even literacy
What are the LIS professions for ? and what might we be doing in 2030 ?
What are the LIS professions for ? promoting reflective understanding, rather than quick answers providing the ‘selective context’ of a collection, rather than ‘everything’ keeping things organised making memory relevant promoting literacy
What kind of LIS research do we need ? LIS-RES-2030 project at City University London
LIS research how can we help meaning and understanding emerge from ubiquitous information how can we provide useful ‘knowledge places’ how can organise the digital world what is the best way to promote digital literacy
The ‘end of information’ ? What if all the problems are solved ?
Many questions.. Few answers Thank for your attention