During the last Readmagine conference there was a dialogue between Susanne Gilling (Aarhus Library, Denmark), Eric Brys (Cyberlibris, France) and David Streatfield (International Libraries Consultant, UK) on the new role of libraries within the digital context and how this role could match with the new means of the content industry.
This conversation took place at the auditorium of Casa del Lector (Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez, Madrid) as part of the Readmagine 2018 conference which is organized every year, during the first week of June. In this web site all the interested can access to the video of whole conversation and here is a very brief interview with the speakers.
Eric Brys believes that the most important challenge for the publishing industry is ‘to print less but on time’ and has to revise the suplay chain. From the point of view of Gilling the key, as in the case of libraries, is to match offering and needs of the readers
And Streatfield would focus on the difference of the quantity of information and the real knowledge.
Susanne Gilling is the Head of Local Branches and Library Services, Dokk1 (Aarhus, Denmark). She is librarian and management education. In Aarhus Public Libraries since 1997, various positions. 2014 Head of Local Branches (18). 2017 Head of Library Services, Dokk1.
Eric Briys is the founder of Cyberlibris, a French firm established in 2001. Cyberlibris is the pioneer of institutional subscription based digital libraries. Cyberlibris clients include business schools, universities, corporations, public libraries. Eric is a former investment banker and a former Professor of Economics and Finance. His latest book, entitled « D’or et d’airain : Penser, cliquer, agir » was published in 2017 by Les Belles Lettres.
David Streatfield has been involved with impact evaluation for more than thirty years.
He is Principal of Information Management Associates a consultancy, training and research team focused on evaluating information and library service provision and particularly on assessing the impact of these services. He has conducted impact evaluation consultancy work for the International Development Research Centre, IREX and the US Public Library Association as well as facilitating a two year university library self-evaluation programme (involving 22 UK university library teams). He is currently leading the programme evaluation for the IFLA International Advocacy programme and last December completed a ten-year spell as Independent Impact Consultant to the Global Libraries Initiative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.