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W(H)ITHER THE INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL? INSULARITY PLURALISM CONVERGENCE COLLABORATION James G. Neal Information Professions Accreditation Meeting 9 September.

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1 W(H)ITHER THE INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL? INSULARITY PLURALISM CONVERGENCE COLLABORATION James G. Neal Information Professions Accreditation Meeting 9 September 2008

2 2 SOME BASIC QUESTIONS Are the information fields changing and coming together? Are they growing in importance and impact? How can potential workers learn about information careers? How can employers more effectively find workers? How can academic training programs grow in quality and thrive as they meet needs of students and society? How does accreditation fit into these issues?

3 3 INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS Indexer Bibliographer Network Operations Director Reference Librarian Digital Images Coordinator Curator Usability Specialist GIS Librarian User Services Consultant Government Information Specialist Metadata Specialist System Engineer Disaster Recovery SpecialistBusiness Intelligence Specialist Risk Assessment Specialist Electronic Data Librarian Digitization Project Manager Educational Technologist Programmer Graphic Designer Computer Operations Director

4 4 INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS Electronic Text Librarian Editor Information Security Officer Business Process Analyst Document Delivery Specialist Digital Video Specialist Systems Developer Database Administrator Digital Repository Coordinator Publisher Relations Specialist Permissions Coordinator Cataloger Information Architect Chief Technology Officer Library Management System Director Electronic Resources Librarian Copyright Office Director Conservator Desktop Support Administrator Web Designer Course Management System Director Identity and Access Specialist Digital Archivist

5 5 THE SHIFTING CONTEXT OF THE INFORMATION ORGANIZATION Customization Openness Self Service Mutability Productivity Usability

6 6 THE SHIFTING CONTEXT OF THE INFORMATION ORGANIZATION Assessment Marketing Strategic Action Business Plan Competition Resource Development

7 7 CORE SERVICES TO USERS Information Acquisition Information Synthesis Information Navigation Information Dissemination Information Discovery Information Interpretation Information Presentation Information Understanding Information Archiving

8 8 CHANGING ROLES OF THE INFORMATION ORGANIZATION Consumers Intermediaries and Aggregators Publishers Educators R&D Organizations Entrepreneurs Policy Advocates

9 9 THE SHIFTING VISION OF THE INFORMATION ORGANIZATION Legacy Infrastructure Repository Portal Enterprise Public Interest

10 10 BUILD THE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY RELIABILITY CAPACITY PERFORMANCE SECURITY NEW APPLICATIONS

11 11 BUSINESS REENGINEERING PRODUCTIVITY MANDATE INTEGRATION OF FUNCTIONS DISTRIBUTION OF WORK AND SERVICES CUSTOMIZATION OPEN SOURCE PARTICIPATE IN ENTERPRISE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

12 12 MANAGE IDENTITY AND SECURITY INTENSITY OF THREAT NETWORK EFFICIENCY SYSTEM OPERATIONS DATA INTEGRITY AND PROTECTION IDENTITY THEFT

13 13 ORGANIZE DISASTER PREPARATION AND CONTINUITY BUSINESS CONTINUITY BUSINESS RECOVERY REDUNDANCY POLICY AND PROCESS RESPONSIBILITY RECORDS MANAGEMENT

14 14 BUILD CONTENT MANAGEMENT PORTALS CONTENT TYPES CONTENT DELIVERY METADATA CONTENT WORKFLOW EXTENSIBILITY PORTAL AS INTEGRATOR PORTAL AS REAL-TIME PROCESSER

15 15 BUILD THE DIGITAL LIBRARY QUALITY = CONTENT + FUNCTIONALITY PUBLISHED/LICENSED CONTENT PRIMARY CONTENT OPEN WEB CONTENT INSTITUTIONAL CONTENT MULTIMEDIA CONTENT INTEGRATED SERVICES SOFTWARE TOOLS

16 16 Archive as RepositoryHOLD Archive as PersistenceACCESS Archive as CurationSECURE Archive as Steward CARE Analog Digital Conversion Born Digital Disaster Preparedness PRESERVE AND ARCHIVE THE CONTENT

17 17 ENABLE/INTEGRATE WEB 2.0 AND 3.0 SOCIAL NETWORKING COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE PERMANENT BETA AUTHORSHIP REVOLUTION SOFTWARE AS SERVICE/NOT PRODUCT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE/EXPERT SYSTEMS

18 18 INFORMATION ORGANIZATION 2.0 EMBRACES Rapid Technology Development/Deployment Professional Maturation/Tension Library Role Diversification Complex Relationships/Info Flows Perpetual Assessment Challenges to PTB Low Tolerance for MBC Boundary Erosion

19 19 ENHANCE THE LEARNER EXPERIENCE TECHNOLOGY UBIQUITY WEB-BASED SERVICES TECHNOLOGY SANDBOX PRIVACY SPACE SUPPORT SERVICES INFORMATION FLUENCY POST-GRADUATE ACCESS

20 20 ENHANCE THE RESEARCHER EXPERIENCE Personal Advancement/Recognition Contributions to Scholarly Literature High Quality Instructional Experiences Successful Students Work on Innovative Projects Collaboration with Interesting Colleagues Financial Compensation Remuneration for Own Work Excellent Laboratory, Library and Technology Support Opportunities to Experiment with Technology

21 21 SUPPORT THE NEEDS OF BIG SCIENCE MASSIVE DATA UNSTRUCTURED DATA/CURATION EXTRACTION DISTRIBUTION COLLABORATION VISUALIZATION SIMULATION

22 22 TRANSFORM SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION THE URGE TO PUBLISH CRISIS IN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING ROOTS OF DYSFUNCTION ELECTRONIC STRATEGIES NEW ECONOMICS/COMPETITION QUALITY ASSURANCE PERMANENT ARCHIVING ASIA FACTOR

23 23 ADVANCE THE OPEN REVOLUTION OPEN SOURCE OPEN STANDARDS OPEN ARCHIVES OPEN DESIGN OPEN LINKING OPEN COURSEWARE OPEN KNOWLEDGE OPEN ACCESS

24 24 ADVANCE THE REPOSITORY MOVEMENT DISCIPLINE REPOSITORIES INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORIES DEPARTMENTAL/SCHOOL REPOSITORIES INDIVIDUAL REPOSITORIES GOVERNMENT REPOSITORIES NATIONAL REPOSITORIES PUBLISHER REPOSITORIES

25 25 ADVOCATE THE INFORMATION POLICY AGENDA INTELLECTUAL FREEDOM PRIVACY CIVIL LIBERTIES EDUCATION PROGRAMS RESEARCH PROGRAMS INTERNET DEVELOPMENT TELECOMMUNICATIONS GOVERNMENT INFORMATION APPROPRIATIONS WORKFORCE POLICY

26 26 FIGHT THE COPYRIGHT WARS INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS NEW LAWS AND LEGISLATION COURT CASES TRADE AGREEMENTS LICENSING USE GUIDELINES DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT OWNERSHIP OF COPYRIGHT

27 27 PARTICIPATE IN ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT LEVERAGING ASSETS NEW CUSTOMERS/MARKETS FINANCIAL MANDATE COMPETITIVE MANDATE PRESTIGE MANDATE DEVELOPMENT AND RISK CAPITAL BUSINESS PLANNING CULTURAL FIREWALLS

28 28 BARRIERS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Bureaucratic Processes Low Levels of Cooperation Distrust of Innovation Lack of Control Over Own Work Poor Project Management Environment Focused on Criticism Insufficient Resources Emphasis on Status Quo Unhealthy Competition

29 29 STIMULANTS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP Freedom to Decide How to Accomplish a Task Good Project Management Sufficient Resources Environment Free of Threatening Evaluation Mechanism for Considering New Ideas Collaborative Environment Feedback and Recognition Systems Intriguing Problems Sense of Urgency

30 30 RESPOND TO USER EXPECTATIONS CONTENT ACCESS CONVENIENCE NEW CAPABILITIES COST REDUCTION PARTICIPATION INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTIVITY INDIVIDUAL CONTROL ORGANIZATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY

31 31 PREPARE FOR ACCOUNTABILITY AND ASSESSMENT INSTITUTIONAL EXPECTATIONS GOVERNMENT/FUNDER MANDATE MEASURES OF USER SATISFACTION MEASURES OF MARKET PENETRATION MEASURES OF SUCCESS MEASURES OF IMPACT MEASURES OF COST EFFECTIVENESS SYSTEM DESIGN FOR USABILITY

32 32 ESTABLISH A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT AGENDA CREATION OF NEW KNOWLEDGE LABORATORY FOR EXPERIMENTATION MAGNET FOR NEW SKILLS POTENTIAL FOR CAPITALIZATION/TECH TRANSFER SUPPORT FOR DECISION MAKING ORGNIZATIONAL RISK TAKING FEDERAL, FOUNDATION AND CORPORATE INVESTMENT

33 33 RETHINK SPACE PLANNING AND IDENTITY TROMPE LOEIL SPACE LIBRARY USE TRENDS TECHNOLOGY AS CATALYST LEARNING SPACE SOCIAL SPACE COLLABORATIVE SPACE FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTABILITY

34 34 DEVELOP NEW RESOURCES Success Resource Allocation Success = Resource Attraction FUNDRAISING RESEARCH GRANTS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER LEASE OF SPACE SALE OF PRODUCTS SALE OF SERVICES RECOVERABLES/FEES CO-INVESTMENT

35 35 DEVELOP THE WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT STRATEGIES ROLE OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT STRATEGIES DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES RETENTION STRATEGIES LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT/SUCCESSION PLANNING FERAL PROFESSIONALS/SOCIALIZATION ISSUES MUTUALISM/INTER-PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

36 36 FERAL PROFESSIONALS IN THE INFORMATION ORGANIZATION Professionals With Diverse Academic Credentials Wide Range of New Professional Assignments Professional Roles of Support Staff and Students Impact on Values, Outlooks, Styles, Expectations Impact on Community Understanding, Recognition, Respect Impact on Organizational Relevance and Impact

37 37 BUILD NEW ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS Conventional Administrative Hierarchy and Academic Governancy/Bureaucracy Centralized Planning and Resource Allocation Systems and Loosely Coupled Academic Structures and Maverick Units and Entrepreneurial Enterprises

38 38 INFORMATION ORGANIZATION AND INNOVATION Redefining the Physical Expertise Intellectual Infrastructure Understanding the Geography Psychology Economics of Innovation

39 39 INDIVIDUALS RELATIONSHIP TO THE MEDIUM Physicality Geography Psychology Sociology Cognition

40 40 HILDRETH ON SYSTEM DESIGN Audience Suitability Metaphorical Consistency Display Legibility Simplicity of Design Ease of Navigation Searching Power

41 41 ASCENDANCY OF INDIVIDUAL AND TECHNOLOGY Deference to hierarchical authority in decline Heightened levels of mistrust and skepticism Increased focus on self-worth, personal gratification and personal choice Massively distributed collaboration Constant partial attention

42 THROUGH EXPANDING COLLABORATION HOPE POWER ACTION QUALITY

43 43 SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS KEY MECHANISMS Self-Analysis Personal Chemistry Compatibility Benefits/Opportunities Strategic Integration Tactical Integration Operational Integration Interpersonal Integration Cultural Integration

44 44 SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIPS KEY CRITERIA Individual Excellence Importance Interdependence Investment Information Sharing Integration Institutionalization Integrity

45 45 EXPECTATIONS FOR THE INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL Commitment to Rigor Commitment to Research and Development Commitment to Assessment and Evaluation Communication and Marketing Skills Political Engagement Project Development and Management Skills Entrepreneurial Spirit Resource Development Skills Leadership/Inspirational Capacity Deep Subject or Technical Expertise

46 46 QUALITIES FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL Clear Sense of Mission Self Vision Base of Knowledge Strategic Positioning Continuous Improvement

47 47 HOW DO WE FEEL? Anxious - an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear Disrupted - interruption of normal course or unity, thrown into disorder Chaotic - state of utter confusion, unpredictability in the behavior of complex systems Our age of anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do todays jobs with yesterdays tools. Marshall McCluhan One of the litmus tests is that a disruptive technology enables a larger population of less skilled people to do things that historically only an expert could. Clayton Christensen The Innovators Dilemma Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. Education of Henry Adams

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