Presentation on theme: "Biddy Fisher CILIP President 2010...And our Professional Future is............. More of this.... And less of #cigx."— Presentation transcript:
Biddy Fisher CILIP President And our Professional Future is More of this.... And less of #cigx
Are cataloguing & indexing still at the heart of what Library and Information Professionals do? Essential for information retrieval for locating items for verifying authentic sources for ensuring standards for preventing clutter and chaos etc.
Is this what chaos looks like?
And yet.... Everyone can google likes google simplicity expects google type results thinks its easy thinks its automatic doesnt really think about it at all Not everyone can spell......
This is becoming the new heart of the profession
Another form of literacy? Searching the endless resources
For simplicity sake, think reductively of three categories of library material: bought, licensed and digital The systems to provide access to these three collection types probably account for the vast majority of access traffic to library collections. Lorcan Dempsey blog February 13 th 2009 Endlessly providing access
Digitising cant be achieved without creating & organising data Those who want to eliminate the back room have no idea how this alone would endanger cultural heritage
Facing our professional future?
What did we say in Defining our professional future?
90% Interpersonal skills 89% Customer service skills 85% ICT skills 73% General management skills 72% Information evaluation skills 71% Training skills 66% Information management skills
Increasingly diverse Core professional skills are overlooked by employers, society, the public Future offers more opportunities for making a difference No standard skillset
In 10 years time More On line comms ICT Business Marketing Information evaluation Information management Web publishing Customer service Fundraising Less Cataloguing Classification Indexing Database design Interpersonal Teaching Decision support Training General management
Minister Ed Vaizey IS interested in Libraries He recognizes the use of libraries for more than just books He needs information from the experts and we need to communicate with each other
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