In this issue:
The New Atlantis • Fall 2008
Is digital literacy an oxymoron? Check out New Atlantis Senior Editor Christine Rosen's thoughtful and thought-provoking essay on the ramifications of digitization, the future of reading and the differences between print and digital literacy.
The New Reality: Constant Disruption
Harvard Business Publishing • January 17, 2009
Disruption as the new status quo. The authors suggest that we're moving away from a cycle of disruption-equilibrium to one of ongoing disruption, thanks to the exponential rate at which today's digital technologies are evolving. How do we position our organizations to take advantage of disruptive change as the new constant?
CEO Forum Group • January 2009
Lessons learned too late. A former Kodak executive uses that company's failure to seize the opportunity presented by the digital revolution as a cautionary tale for other organizations resisting the need for strategic change over the next couple of years. The proliferation of digital media and information will change our business dramatically—will we respond in time with new business models and ways of serving our customers?
Innovation Tools • December 22, 2008
Define yourself through your customers. We aren't in the book lending business, or the archive business, or the museum business. We provide our patrons with an experience, such as learning a new skill or escaping into fantasy through reading, answering questions by delving into historical artifacts or broadening personal horizons by strolling through exhibits. So if we concentrate on making that experience better, that's the business we're in.
Open Forum • January 13, 2009
Creating a culture of execution. This list of how-tos is prime reading for managers and provides valuable advice on scaling back goals, toning down hype and fine-tuning expectations to create a reasonable environment for success.
- Tried but not yet Trusted—The Evolving Landscape of Reputation Capital in Universities
- Metadata Creation Workflows—Analysis Available
- The People and the Commons—Why Flickr Commons is Remarkable
- Collective Collection Policies
- The Future of Museums—A Report About Potential their Potential Impact by Trends
- MLA Welcomes Obama
- RLG Programs 2009 Annual Partner Meeting, 1–3 June 2009 in Boston