Sources of information and support
The project produced a set of resources to help libraries wishing to use the Libraries of the Future approach. These are:
- How to use the scenarios
- A flyer on the scenarios and how to use them
- Flyers on each of the scenarios, the Wild West scenario, the Beehive scenario and the Walled Garden scenario.
In addition, the project has commissioned four case studies from institutions which are using the project materials to review and inform their own strategies. Learning from these case studies will be available in Spring 2012 and will be available on the knowledge sharing page, alongside presentations from the launch of the Libraries of the Futures materials and other contributions from the library community.
The following materials may also be of interest to those considering using the scenarios:
- Final report, which makes recommendations for what the LotF board, the institutions and the sector need to do to take this work forward.
There are many available resources to help with understanding and using scenario planning, including:
- Scenario planning by Gill Ringland
- Scenarios in public policy by Gill Ringland
- JISC InfoNet website
- FOR-LEARN website
- Centre for Scenario Planning and Future Planning
- A Guide to Scenario Planning in Higher Education by Nicola Sayers for the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education
- Facing The Fold: Essays on Scenario Planning by James Ogilvy
- The ARL 2030 Scenarios: A User’s Guide for Research Libraries