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1 New Kinds of Access Knowledge Institutions and the Knowledge Society Chris Batt Chief Executive Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

2 New Kinds of Access for New Kinds of People

3 Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) The lead strategic agency for museums, libraries and archives in England

4 Building a successful and creative nation by connecting people to knowledge and ideas Museums, libraries and archives…

5 Investing in Knowledge Five-year vision Access for all Convergence Social impact

6 In the Knowledge Society, knowledge supports… Information diversity Creativity and innovation Knowledge economy and enterprise Social development Learning Cultural identity For everyone

7 Knowledge institutions are… Our global and cultural memories The raw material of the future

8 Digital Futures Programme Universal right to knowledge Integration of knowledge into everyday life

9 How do we empower every person to want to learn and discover more about the world, everyday?

10 Make access simple The content of collections is more important than the institution Design systems for the bus driver, not for the professor Consumer learning journeys Design systems for people, not people for systems

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12 DIGITAL FUTURES

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14 Once created it is all totally invisible to the user! What have we learned?

15 The official view

16 The view for 99% of Web users

17 THE GOOGLE PARADOX Chris Batt

18 7.9m hits Antique watches

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20 Not very much / at allA great deal / fair amount A museum / library / archive BBC An organisation you have heard of A public service (e.g. NHS) A government department Base: All (1,674) Trust Q41To what extent, if at all, would you tend to trust the information provided by the following types of organisation? Your local council A utility company An internet only retail company A travel agency

21 Connections Customers Collections

22 ICT is a vital tool for pesonalisation Minister for Education E-Strategy for Learning

23 Personalise access Connect it together Digitise content

24 MYBERSPACE MuseumsLibrariesArchives Collections The things that meet my need What do I want? Connect it together Digitise content Knowledge Web Click here

25 Roman Remains = 1,200,000 Hits What was required? - Simple introduction to archaeology - Engaging material - sound and images - How to find out more - Where to see something 1/10

26 NAME:Adie SEARCH:Roman remains RESULT HITS:6 hits MYBERSPACE SEARCH RESULTS o Institute of Archaeology introductory lecture on Roman remains in Britain (streamed audio [free]) o Digging up Roman remains in England - Time Team programme from C4 (streamed video [single viewing £1.00]) o Books on Roman history in Britain in your local library o Collections of Roman remains within 45 minutes travel time of home (travel details included) o Links to organisations that other people like you found useful o People in the area you might like to chat to Score: 10/10 Existing interests Home address Learning styles

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30 A digital library is not a library… …but a librarian online is still a librarian!

31 Real-time enquiry service Personalised answer (A service of transition)

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33 Virtual reference shelf Resource discovery system

34 Personal knowledge space - Myberspace

35 Concluding Thought The street will find its own uses for things

36 MYBERSPACE MuseumsLibrariesArchives Collections The things that meet my need What do I want? Connect it together Digitise content Knowledge Web Click here Learning is a personal experience Content first, institution second Institutions must work together Knowledge is the fuel of the future Lifelong learning must be universal Make access simple

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