tirsdag den 4. juli 2017

Some trends disrupt the information society - a vision for a united library field is the answer #IFLAglobalvision

The challenges facing the library field from ever-increasing globalisation can only be met and overcome by an inclusive, global response from a united library field.
We firmly believe that only a unified and connected library field will be able to fulfil one of the true potentials of libraries: to build literate, informed and participative societies.

In the next few days I'm in Madrid to discuss IFLA Global Vision discussion. You can se more at globalvision.ifla.org/.

I'm excited about the results, and the discussion framework sounds promising, so it's okay I have to live with 40 degree heat, while I sit for a meeting for the next two days at the Prado Musset and my family on vacation without me.

I believe that international cooperation can create a better world. And IFLA  is one way .... 

It has been a long journey for IFLA to achieve a comprehensive vision for the united library field. It has been a long journey for IFLA to achieve a comprehensive vision for the united library field. It started with IFLA a few years ago created The IFLA Trend Report who identifies five high level trends shaping the global information environment. They’re evolving rapidly, and on course for collision – with reverberations that will ripple through the role and services provided by libraries around the world.

In the global information environment, time moves quickly and there's an abundance of commentators trying to keep up. With each new technological development, a new report emerges assessing its impact on different sectors of society. The IFLA Trend Report takes a broader approach and identifies five high level trends shaping the information society, spanning access to education, privacy, civic engagement and transformation. Its findings reflect a year’s consultation with a range of experts and stakeholders from different disciplines to map broader societal changes occurring, or likely to occur in the information environment.

NEW TECHNOLOGIES WILL BOTH EXPAND AND LIMIT WHO HAS ACCESS TO INFORMATION 
An ever-expanding digital universe will bring a higher value to information literacy skills such as basic reading and competence with digital tools. People who lack these skills will face barriers to inclusion in a growing range of areas. The nature of new online business models will heavily influence who can successfully own, profit from, share or access information in the future.

ONLINE EDUCATION WILL DEMOCRATISE AND DISRUPT GLOBAL LEARNING 
The rapid global expansion in online education resources will make learning opportunities more abundant, cheaper and more accessible. There will be increased value on lifelong learning and more recognition of non-formal and informal learning

THE BOUNDARIES OF PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION WILL BE REDEFINED Expanding data sets held by governments and companies will support the advanced profiling of individuals, while sophisticated methods of monitoring and filtering communications data will make tracking those individuals cheaper and easier. Serious consequences for individual privacy and trust in the online world could be experienced.

HYPER-CONNECTED SOCIETIES WILL LISTEN TO AND EMPOWER NEW VOICES AND GROUPS 
More opportunities for collective action are realised in hyper-connected societies – enabling the rise of new voices and promoting the growth of single-issue movements at the expense of traditional political parties. Open government initiatives and access to public sector data will lead to more transparency and citizen-focused public services. 

THE GLOBAL INFORMATION ECONOMY WILL BE TRANSFORMED BY NEW TECHNOLOGIES 
Proliferation of hyper-connected mobile devices, networked sensors in appliances and infrastructure, 3D printing and language-translation technologies will transform the global information economy. Existing business models across many industries will experience creative disruption spurred by innovative devices that help people remain economically active later in life from any location.



Se trendrapport på Dansk [PDF]



Ready to tackle the challenges of the future? Let’s hear from you!

IFLA needs your expert input and participation in the Global Vision discussion so we can make the library field as ready as possible for what tomorrow might bring

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Become a part of the global brainstorm

Face-to-face and online, future-oriented conversations will be taking place throughout the year. To make this a true global brainstorm, we want to see participation from all countries in the world.
Global vision conversation discussion about the role of libraries in the future of IFLA international federation of library associations

Have your say on Twitter #iflaGlobalVision

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