14 October 2013
hilton london olympia
15-16 October 2013
CONFERENCE AND SPONSOR SHOWCASE
olympia conference centre, london uk
Tuesday, 15 October 2013ID
Welcome and Opening Keynote
In his opening keynote, Peter Morville connects the dots from ebooks to ecosystems, framing the library as both cultural keystone and courageous act of inspiration architecture. He tells a story that is colourful, kaleidoscopic and contrarian – and makes an argument that may just change the way delegates think. Writer, speaker and consultant Peter Morville is best known for helping to create the discipline of information architecture. His bestselling books include Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Ambient Findability, and Search Patterns.
Track A - Transformative Technologies
This session from Technology Analyst and Trend Spotter Joe Murphy explores the potential impact and implementation of the newest technologies in libraries, highlighting the key technology trends that info pros should be focusing on in the year ahead. Joe will explore a range of technologies, from wearable tech and smart objects, to the internet of things and new content delivery models.
Traditionally, libraries have created physical exhibits featuring items from their collections. Now, new technology means that online exhibits are becoming increasingly important. Hear how two libraries have merged the boundary between the physical and virtual worlds to promote their collections, offering patrons the opportunity to go beyond walking through stationary resources and displays and immerse themselves in a fully interactive experience. At the same time, library users expect to be able to access library resources from wherever they are, and to access the collection via Google or PubMed searches. Discover how OpenAthens and link resolvers can direct patrons to your library's subscribed material both onsite and offsite.
Libraries are using virtual technology to educate users about library services, encourage interactivity and support professional skills development. One library created a YouTube video game to educate users about library resources; another uses virtual conference technology to support the development of skills in both library staff and the wider community.
Against a background of budget and time restraints, libraries and internet librarians have to be smart and creative to develop and deliver successful services. At the University of Toronto Mississauga, old and new technologies are being used in combination to revolutionise the services the library offers while Brian Kelly describes how he built his own self-managed technology environment after leaving an institution.
Libraries are developing new ways to help users connect to content. Chalmers University of Technology is the first library in Sweden to create a website using responsive design. In the UK, Imperial College is using WordPress as a complete website content system. At EBRD a new extranet has been developed to provide a collaboration space for leaders within and outside the organisation.
Track B - Connecting With Community and Customers
Libraries are refocusing their activities to support community growth and development. They are asking strategic questions about their role as knowledge institutions in society and in doing so are developing innovative solutions and services and ceasing some long-established services. Two libraries share how they have found new ways to serve and support their communities, from providing innovation services to running a beach library.
Hear how libraries and library staff are using mobile technologies to deliver library services, develop digital literacy skills and support entrepreneurship and collaboration within their communities. Initiatives, which include supporting community education, are positioning the public library at the centre of society.
Libraries are using new tools and approaches to nurture connections with their customers. The Wellcome Library has been transforming itself through mass digitisation ensuring the public connects to collections in new ways. The European Library has created eCloud, a shared space for aggregating and enriching digital content.
Libraries are going virtual, becoming the heart and soul of the organisation, and moving into new territory. Inspiring stories from a variety of libraries will help you rethink your library's mission and seize opportunities to revitalise what you do.
Library spaces are evolving. They are being reconfigured to reflect learning styles and support collaborative working and study. Community and social spaces are being offered. New designs bring together the physical and virtual library. Hear about the design of new libraries, the reconfiguration of existing libraries and how digital and physical are being brought together.
Track C - New Resources, New Services
Models of scholarly communication are evolving. Academic libraries must be responsive to these changes while being mindful of their institutional missions and strategic goals. How can libraries make good decisions about the services and resources they should offer to support and participate in innovative research? Two libraries share their perspective.
As the academic landscape changes, libraries are going beyond the traditional role by providing guidance and support to researchers, academics and students. This session explores how libraries are contributing to strategic institutional initiatives and are providing additional support and specialist services to their institutions, academics and society as a whole.
Privacy is becoming a major topic of concern for librarians and their customers. Phil Bradley leads delegates through a range of tools and resources that can help maintain privacy on the web.
While Facebook, Google+ and Twitter have already had a global impact, there are new niche and regional tools, such as Weibo, Youku and Streetlife, which are likely to increase in importance. Pinterest, and other tools, are being used to reach customers in a visually appealing way.
From visual journals, to the challenges of delivering resources to increasingly mobile users, to the complexities of delivering e-books to the public, hear how new e-resources are being rolled out to meet the ever-changing demands of users.
All conference delegates and speakers are invited to a Drinks Reception from 17.15 – 18.15 in the Sponsor Showcase, hosted by Information Today.