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Lorcan Dempsey’s slides from Offline Conference

“OCLC Vice President, Research, and Chief Strategist Lorcan Dempsey presented “Scale, engagement, innovation: library directions” at the Montana Library Association’s Offline Conference on 7 February 2014 in Helena, Montana.

Key highlights from the presentation include:

  • Montana in the cultural record: fictional accounts of ranch life, Indian wars
  • Libraries deliver distinctive value locally by maximizing efficiency and impact collectively
  • Libraries are “unbundling”—externalizing back-office operations, focusing on distinctive value creation
  • Rightscaling library infrastructure, innovation: above-the-institution solutions enable increased engagement
  • Libraries support community knowledge creation—curating collective collection, mobilizing institutional expertise
  • Outside-in, inside-out: library focus shifts from acquiring externally created content toward disclosing internally curated assets

Download the .pptx file (26MB/73 slides) of Lorcan’s “Scale, engagement, innovation: library directions” presentation or view it on SlideShare.”

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