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1 Innovation and development through access to knowledge and technology Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President

2 Agenda 1. Introduction 2. The library in the innovation process 3. Innovation community 4. Creative services 5. The librarian in the changing environment 6. Conclusion

3 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Introduction “The evolution of the ‘digital age’ has prompted profound changes in the library and information service environment, which includes: changes in economy, education and learning, scholarly exchange, and information technology.

4 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Introduction Libraries have to take those challenges by various measures including organizational culture innovation. Innovation has become a national imperative for many countries The aims of innovation are to:

5 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Introduction create jobs reduce public expenses improve efficiency and operational methods, and to increase the satisfaction of citizens

6 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President The Library in the innovation process Innovation is generated through the manipulation of knowledge and information Accepted that innovation is entirely dependent on knowledge and information Innovators dependent on continuous access to new knowledge and information to generate new innovations

7 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President The Library in the innovation process Provision of access to new and old knowledge and information – core business of libraries Libraries therefore must be recognised as the epicenter for innovation Creative new services and processes are adopted to contribute to innovation

8 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President The Library in the innovation process “ Knowledge innovation is the creation, evolution, exchange and application of new ideas into marketable goods and services for the excellence of an enterprise, the vitality of a nation’s economy and the advancement of society as a whole”

9 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Innovation community Knowledge an indispensable part of an innovation community Libraries should pay more attention to users Libraries need to design services and develop systems based on user demands and behaviour Needs to be paradigm shift...

10 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Innovation community -Simply providing information, services and physical space, to - becoming active participants in the course of knowledge learning and creation Libraries to pay attention to the construction of good relationship and smooth communication mechanism among users and between users and libraries

11 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Innovation community -Begs greater collaboration among librarians with different specializations and responsibilities -Active growth through enhanced operational mechanism -Intertwined trilogy between innovators, the library and knowledge and information, and innovation

12 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Creative Services Libraries must provide creative new services and processes that makes a difference – underpin the prospects of innovation Tap into creative potential of staffs, vendors, and customers Libraries early adopters of technology Immediacy a priority for libraries Embracing technology

13 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President The Librarian in the changing environ. Librarians playing a more dynamic role Guides for the information seekers in an exploding universe of information “Cyber librarian’ / “Cybrarian “e-skilling” “Agile development”

14 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Conclusion Beyond debate that information is critical for innovation That the core business of libraries is to make information available to innovators Innovations, singularly or aggregated, contribute to the development of local communities, the country and the world at large

15 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Conclusion Therefore, not beyond the realms of reality to propose the hypothesis that the speed with which a country develops is dependent on access to knowledge and information.

16 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President Conclusion The library as a critical contributor to this growth and development is obliged to move away from its comfort zones and contribute to innovation by becoming innovative themselves.

17 Ellen R. Tise Senior Director, Library and Information Services IFLA President The end Thank you!


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