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1 Over the Shoulder Derek Law

2 Prescience The WWW is clearly an important tool for many applications and is expected to be so for some years to come (AGOCG, 1995)

3 The 1991 Agenda: Teaching Specifying a student computer to extend ownership Specifying a student computer to extend ownership The virtual laboratory The virtual laboratory Software and courseware provision Software and courseware provision Student support Student support Information site licences Information site licences

4 The 1991 Agenda: Research Information filtering and navigation tools Information filtering and navigation tools Training in information management Training in information management Site licenses Site licenses Working with publishers on new models Working with publishers on new models

5 The 1991 Agenda: Administration The MAC Initiative The MAC Initiative Shared data with Europe Shared data with Europe Paper free financial transactions Paper free financial transactions Training of staff Training of staff Acceptance of Acceptance of

6 The 1991 Agenda: Academic Services Convergence – or not Convergence – or not Shifting resource into support as students start to use IT Shifting resource into support as students start to use IT Dropping unit of resource Dropping unit of resource Bandwidth (the 300 baud modem) Bandwidth (the 300 baud modem) Standards Standards Information Strategies Information Strategies

7 The (J)ISC Agenda Information strategies Information strategies Datasets policy development Datasets policy development A Libraries Initiative A Libraries Initiative Infrastructure to support teaching and learning Infrastructure to support teaching and learning Electronic document delivery Electronic document delivery IPR IPR SuperJANET rollout to some universities SuperJANET rollout to some universities

8 Conclusion The function of the expert is not to be more right than other people, But to be wrong for more sophisticated reasons (David Butler, 1969)

9 Infrastructure we got right - and wrong RIGHT RIGHT BIDS, UKOLN, COPAC, AHDS, BUBL, EEVL, EDINA, MIMAS, National Cache, Mailbase, ATHENS, HENSA, CHEST, BUFVC, Ariadne BIDS, UKOLN, COPAC, AHDS, BUBL, EEVL, EDINA, MIMAS, National Cache, Mailbase, ATHENS, HENSA, CHEST, BUFVC, Ariadne International Co-operation – CNI, NSF, Oz International Co-operation – CNI, NSF, Oz WRONG TIMING WRONG TIMING ROADS, Resource Discovery, National Site Licensing, OAI, HENSA, BUBL ROADS, Resource Discovery, National Site Licensing, OAI, HENSA, BUBL RIGHT QUESTION WRONG ANSWER RIGHT QUESTION WRONG ANSWER AGOCG, Database Resources Research Group AGOCG, Database Resources Research Group NESLI NESLI

10 The [Right] Five Principles Free at the point of use Free at the point of use Subscription not transaction based Subscription not transaction based Universality of disciplines Universality of disciplines Universality of levels Universality of levels Commonality of interfaces Commonality of interfaces Common mass instruction programmes Common mass instruction programmes

11 Right Attitude The intention is to initiate and drive change, to shape the dialogue and debate NOT simply to respond to change. Brindley and Law, 1997

12 To Do List Skype and VoIP Skype and VoIP Shibbolleth Shibbolleth OAI OAI E-science and E-collection strategy E-science and E-collection strategy IPR IPR Location Independent Working Location Independent Working Continue international activity Continue international activity Images Images

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