UK Web Focus (Brian Kelly)

Innovation and best practices for the Web

Identifying and Preparing for Technological Developments

Title: Identifying and Preparing for Technological Developments

Speaker: Brian Kelly

Event details: JIBS meeting on Technology will not defeat us: offering a good service in difficult times.

Date and time: 11.30-12.30 on Thursday 26 February 2015

VenueBirmingham Chamber of Commerce, 75 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DH

Target audience: This talk is aimed at members of the JIBS User group. As described on the JIBS web site: “The JIBS User Group is one of the major means of feedback for end-users of the UK’s networked resources. It encompasses users and librarians in both the higher education (HE) and further education (FE) sector.


In this 45 minute interactive session Brian Kelly will highlight some of the key technology trends which have been identified in the NMC’s Library Horizon report 2014. Brian will summarise the methodology used by the invited experts who contributed to the report and invite the audience to make use of the methodology to identify additional technological trends of relevance to the audience. The session will conclude by identifying strategies which institutions can use for responding to technological developments.

Biographical details:

Brian Kelly is the Innovation Advocate at Cetis, University of Bolton. He previous worked as UK Web Focus at UKOLN, University of Bath. Since 1996 he has had responsibilities for promoting use of innovative technologies and practices across the UK’s higher and further education sectors.

Brian was a member of the JISC Observatory team which sought tosystematise the way in which the JISC anticipates and responds to projected future trends and scenarios in the context of the use of technology in Higher & Further Education in the UK” and was described in a paper on “Reflecting on Yesterday, Understanding Today, Planning for Tomorrow“.  Following the closure of the JISC Observatory Brian had delivered several workshops based on the methodology used by the JISC Observatory for detecting and responding to technological trends. This work has focussed on the library sector: in addition to workshops given at the ELAG 2014 (European Libraries Automation Group) and SAOIM 2014 (Southern African Online Information Meeting) conferences Brian was also an invited expert for the panel which provided input in the NMC Horizon report: 2014 Library Edition.



The slides will be made available on Slideshare and embedded below.

In addition a backup copy of the slides will be made available on Authorstream.

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