10:30 a.m. Coffee and Registration
11 a.m. David Row - Using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) data in libraries
Everything happens somewhere. This will introduce trusted sources of GIS data that can be used to enhance our systems and data reporting, and help in creating services that can adapt to changing geographic needs. It will also cover how making our own data open can lead to it being discovered in new ways, and used in new contexts.
12 noon James Clay - The Intelligent Library
There has been plenty of hype over artificial intelligence and the internet of things. Is it time to put aside the cynicism that this kind of hype generates and look seriously at how we can take advantage of these emerging technologies to improve the student experi-ence and build an intelligent library?
The internet of things makes it possible for us to gather real-time data about the environ-ment and usage of our library spaces. It is easy to imagine using this data to ensure the library is managed effectively, but could we go further and monitor environmental condi-tions in the library, or even, using facial recognition software, student reactions as they use the library so that we can continually refine the learning experience?
Most smartphones now make use of artificial intelligence to make contextual recommen-dations based on an individual’s location and interests. Could libraries take advantage of this technology to push information and learning resources to students? If we could, it of-fers some interesting possibilities. On-campus notifications could nudge students to make best use of the available services such as the library. Off-campus notifications could encourage them to take advantage of the learning opportunities all around them. Could we use approaches like this to turn student’s smartphones into educational coaches, nudging students towards the choices that lead to higher grades and prompting them to expand their learning horizons.
As we start to use a range of tracking technologies, smart cards, beacons, sensors we are facing a deluge of data in the use of buildings, spaces and equipment across a col-lege or university campus. We are faced with a breadth and depth of data which can be challenging to use effectively and have greatest impact. These tracking technologies are already widespread in environments such as airports and retail. Often using wifi tracking to track users via their wifi enabled devices and smartphones. In addition sensors are used to track space utilisation and occupancy. Interpreting the data is fraught with chal-lenges and difficulties, as well as potential ethical and legal issues. However this wealth of data does offer the potential to deliver more satisfying experiences for students and staff as well as ensuring the library is used as effectively as possible.
1 p.m. Lunch
1.45 p.m. AGM
2:15 p.m. Jacqueline May - CILIP Privacy Project
rivacy and confidentiality have always been fundamental to CILIP’s Code of Ethics. The concept of privacy and the practice of online data privacy are undergoing rapid change and challenge from both the private sector and the state at all levels yet our profession has not seen a corresponding change in its practices. As well as other aspects to privacy there has been little debate about possible conflict of interests between providers of services and users/ consumers of those services.
Information professionals have to a certain extent been bypassed in the design and implementation of systems which collect and manage personal information of the user. With these issues in mind CILIP set up a Privacy project May 2017.
The purpose of the project was to find out how CILIP can best support and advise information and library workers, managers and leaders to:
• Ensure that the privacy of the personal data of users is protected and
• Support users and citizens in understanding the issues, trade-offs and risks concerning privacy and personal data to enable individuals to make informed and effective decisions about their data and effectively manage it in an online environment.
The project was challenging. There is no defined role of librarians and information professionals in supporting privacy and a relatively poor articulation of the interaction between the professional ethics of the individual and those of the institution in which they work.
The project will be making recommendations to CILIP Board in July. This session will give you a brief outline of the project, some key findings from the evidence and a brief look at the recommendations.
3:00 p.m. John Lubbock - Wikipedia in the context of the information profession
John will present on the intersection of Wikipedia and libraries, the work of Wikimedia UK around the country, and how librarians can engage with that work.
4 p.m. Richard Osborn - The CILIP Benevolent Fund
4:15 p.m. Finish with drinks and nibbles
5 p.m. Close
Agenda and Papers
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