Can we shape our own future?

Creator
Rae, Julie
Description

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference presentation discusses how most futurists will tell you that it is important to look at the trends, and develop various scenarios to assist in determining your future directions.  However spotting trends may be more difficult than you first think, trends come and go and which ones will stick and have an influence on your everyday. 

Take the humble ebook, first introduced in the late 90s but soon disappeared only to now make a significant impact on readers, authors, libraries and publishers some 20 years later.  This illustrates that trends may take some time before they become embedded into our everyday. 

Publisher
Deakin, ACT : Australian Library and Information Association
Date
2014
Type
Format
Identifier
Language
en
Relation
http://repo.alia.org.au/sites/default/files/documents/conference_program.pdf
Coverage
Australia
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License