Day 1 - Tuesday, 21 October 2014



09.00 – 10.15
, Smithsonian Institution; Open Knowledge Foundation; Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

The dark matter of the internet is open, social, peer-to-peer, and read-write – and it’s the future of libraries. Michael Edson argues that history is defined by periods in which we thought we had a pretty good idea of what was going on, punctuated by brief moments when we realised we really didn’t have a clue. We’re going through one of those moments now, and it’s all wrapped up with the internet and scale. Like dark matter, the internet has a force, a mass, and a capability that is often unseen or undetected. For today’s organisations, success comes down to how well we harness the dark matter of the internet and the opportunities it presents.



10.45 – 11.15
Library transformations – exploring the change environment in libraries
, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
, Online Searcher magazine

What are the major drivers of change in library services? International library leaders set the scene and explore the forces driving libraries’ rapid innovation and multifunctional potential. Today’s savvy librarians need to focus on the full digital and physical experiences customers have when they make a (real or virtual) library visit – so they can quickly find information, make decisions, or participate – creating positive experiences that visitors not only remember but want to share with others.

11.30 – 12.15
Moderator: , SOLUS
New roles for a new organisation: how did we get here?
, Washington University in St Louis
Media monitoring: a new role for the library
, The King's Fund
, The King's Fund
Single sign-on for online subscriptions
, OpenAthens
, OpenAthens

Hear how libraries have redesigned their services and roles to better support organisational transformation programmes.

12.30 – 13.15
Moderator: , Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
The Librarian DJ
, Örebro County Council
The UX Librarian
, Cambridge Judge Business School

Two contrasting case studies highlight the range of new opportunities open to librarians – ranging from using digital music services in a library context, to being a User Experience specialist.

14.30 – 15.00
Moderator: , Kingham Hill School
, Guldborgsund Public Library

The modern library supports learning on all levels. All types of library, in many different countries, face the same challenges, driven in many cases by technological developments or financial contraints. Despite having the same core issues, libraries come up with different answers, shaped by their differing cultures. By being globally inspired – and translating that inspiration into local action – libraries can transform their communities.

15.15 – 16.15
Moderator: , SOLUS
Making libraries meaningful to senior management
, South Australia Health Library Service
Data management services in a university library
, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Big Data, a new role for infopros?
, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California - Berkeley
Embracing Open Access, a new role for librarians
, Royal Society of Chemistry

Library leaders share how new services and transformed structures can give libraries the opportunity to influence the highest levels of their organisation.

16.45 – 17.30
GRAIL – a new business model for government libraries
, GRAIL, State Library of Queensland
Bringing European Parliamentary research services online: lessons learned in upgrading the European Parliament Library website
, On-site and Online Library Services, European Parliament

User-centred design, customised discovery, new content models, and redesigned content and services are just some of the innovations being rolled out by two library services.



10.45 – 11.15
Key technology trends for information professionals
Moderator: , Information Specialist and Independent Consultant
, Cetis, University of Bolton

What are the major technology trends that will impact library services and their users? Using the key technology trends identified in NMC’s Library horizon report 2014, this session explores the impact these technologies may have for those working in the library sector, and reviews how librarians and information professionals should respond in order to maximise the potential of the new developments.

11.30 – 12.15
Moderator: , Digital Library Dept, Stockholm Public Library
3D Printers in the real world
, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
3-D printing therapy for users with additional support needs
, Outreach Services, Dundee Library and Information Services

Real-world case studies explore the impact of 3D printers.

12.30 – 13.15
Moderator: , IDOX plc
Using ‘agile’ approaches to design services
, University of Westminster
Developing and implementing a library app
, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Discover how working with, and learning from, technology partners can have a major and positive impact on library projects.

14.30 – 15.00
Moderator: , Online Searcher magazine
, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Library
, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Library

As part of a German research foundation project, the KIT Library helped build a web-based portal for scientists working in the field of technology assessment. By contributing traditional library knowledge and adding expertise about new developments and technologies in the information field, the librarians proved themselves invaluable to the development process. The project reflects the changing role of librarians.

15.15 – 16.15
Moderator: , Guldborgsund Public Library
YouLab Pistoia – a library for geeking out
, U.S. Embassy to Italy - U.S. State Department
Running Technoclubs for children
, Neath Port Talbot Libraries
, Neath Port Talbot Libraries
Fab the library – an update
, Bibliotheekservice Fryslân Board member FabLab Benelux Foundation

Three libraries are offering the latest in digital technology, providing spaces for people to explore their creativity, develop their skills, play, learn and experiment.

16.45 – 17.30
Moderator: , Information Specialist and Independent Consultant
Gamifying the library experience
, Guldborgsund Public Library
Engaging the gaming generation
, University of Glasgow
, Digital Technologies and Services Team, University of Manchester

Two case studies illustrate how gamification is being used to engage the user and enhance their experiences by increasing social sharing and by ‘bringing the library out of the building’.



10.45 – 11.15
Towards a new generation of documents
Moderator: , Kingham Hill School
, City University London

How are documents evolving and what are the implications for library and information science professionals? This session explores the emergence of immersive documents, where pervasive computing and multisensory interfaces blend with interactive and multimedia texts, to herald new ways in which we can communicate, learn, practise, find out and be entertained. Understanding how these new forms fit within the information communication chain, and especially how they impact on information behaviour, is vital for the LIS profession.

11.30 – 12.15
Moderator: , Kimberlin Library, University of Nottingham
From sourceware to courseware: extending the role of the library
, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Resources for courses: enhancing the student experience
, University of Liverpool

Hear how two library services are taking responsibility for the overall supply, curation and creation of digital learning materials.

The benefits of making market forecasting available to academic researchers
, BCC Research
12.30 – 13.15
Moderator: , Information Reports Centre for Publishing, DIS, UCL
Starting a dialogue with publishers
, Uppsala University Library
Collaborative publishing: Newsvault and Chatham House Online Archive
, Gale, part of Cengage Learning

How can the publishing industry and academic libraries work better together? We both face challenges for the future and we share many common goals and ideals, but we don't know much about each other's reality or problems. Why don't we collaborate more?  Swedish academic libraries initiated a discussion with publishers to learn more about each other and to discuss the issue of Swedish e-books in academic libraries; Gale Cengage Learning share the story of a successful collaborative publishing venture.

14.30 – 15.00
Moderator: , The British Library
, Research Library and Archives, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Museums are rich in both artefacts and original research content, and libraries and archives are a major source and influencer in getting this content into the digital universe. Limited resources (money, staff time and skills, equipment, space) make it imperative to collaborate and cooperate within and across institutions. Richard Hulser explores the potential of these multi-institutional collaborations.

15.15 – 16.15
Moderator: , Content Impact
Evidence based acquisitions: a hybrid acquisitions model
, University of Central Florida
Patron driven acquisition – a tool for efficient information management at a governmental organisation
, Rijkswaterstaat

Collection management is core business for information institutions, although the use of librarian-selected material is low. The expectation of patrons mostly differs from the acquisition policy of libraries. The traditional acquired resources for scholarly work don't match the real-life information need. Cost effectiveness, wider availability of information sources and increased digital resources offer an opportunity for the patron-driven acquisition model. This concept moves from books and journals to e-books, article databases, online information portals and data clouds. The fear for overspending the information budget calls for a mechanism of filters and fiscal boundaries. The ultimate goal is to get more satisfied patrons with influence, with a decreased information budget and staff. This session will show why a governmental organisation like Rijkswaterstaat chooses for PDA as a model and will demonstrate their trends in information access and distribution to the 9000 employees.

Taking the temperature on e-book purchases in Denmark
, ProQuest
, Aarhus University Library

Libraries are exploring new acquisition models to improve cost-effectiveness and to better meet the needs of patrons. This session explores the latest wave of new acquisition models in a variety of organisations.

16.45 – 17.30
Video-based education to improve laboratory courses
London’s Pulse: insights into the history of medicine
, Wellcome Library

Hear how JoVe created a new, effective tool for systematic teaching in laboratory courses that saves teachers time and resources and expedites the learning process for their students. At Wellcome, improved search and discovery tools help users to get the best out of library holdings and materials.



17.30 – 18.30

All conference delegates and speakers are invited to a Drinks Reception from 17.30 – 18.30 in the Sponsor Showcase, hosted by Information Today.

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