Vision for a library system of the future

I was asked by Ben Showers of the JISC to write a ‘challenging and provocative vision’ for library management systems, for a joint JISC / SCONUL workshop. I was given a free hand with this – the only parameters were that the piece should be non more than a side of A4 paper in length, and that it should use 2020 as its target year for prediction.

The workshop is described on the SCONUL website, along with links to the ‘vision’ and the accompanying presentation, both of which are linked to below for convenience:

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