In this information age it is widely recognized that in order to maintain relevance and to gain a competitive edge, libraries and other organizations in the information business must continuously assess their roles, collections, services and perhaps most importantly, their business practices. Scenarios are a way of predicting and describing a future three to five years away while strongly engaging the community in choosing the future which is preferable. The horizon in which assessments
What are scenarios?
The complexities of our informational environment
The future and the past: models are changing
Toward a new way of thinking
Designing your process
Scenarios and implementation
Choice, chance and (less than) certainty
Implementation and the impact of change
"Because of its clear language, examples, exercises and references the book can be used both as a guide for managers implementing scenario planning in libraries and for teachers providing courses on library management, managing change and innovation within library and information science curricula."
Steve O’Connor is University Librarian at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. more >>
Peter Sidorko is Deputy University Librarian at the University of Hong Kong. He has extensive senior management experience in academic libraries in Australia and Hong Kong.