A free OCLC seminar


Academic Library and
IT Services: Different Functions Separated by Common Goals?

OCLC's upcoming strategic briefings for HE decision makers have now taken place

During April and May, OCLC hosted four events in the UK and Ireland aimed at decision makers, senior managers and directors within universities that are involved with the delivery of IT and library services.

The UK higher education landscape is transforming, changing the nature of teaching and learning.  Boundaries between hitherto distinct academic services, including library and IT are blurring, and bringing increased interdependencies.

Squeezed budgets combined with new business models and learning behaviours in UK universities, demand a more holistic approach to the delivery of IT and library services and all the interconnections in between.  Students, researchers and staff, now expect universities to deliver resources electronically, ubiquitously and seamlessly.  Working together to embrace a digital first strategy and deliver information beyond existing physical boundaries is the only way to meet these challenges and improve student experience.

You can now view all presentation slides from the seminar and learn what these factors mean for redesigning information workflows with users at the centre.  Video's of the presentations will also be available shortly.