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Imagine Your Library's Future by Peter Sidorko, Steve O’Connor

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3

The future and the past: models are changing

This chapter

This chapter will introduce you to the future through the vehicle of the past. In doing this we can begin to get a feeling of how we have seen the future and how often this is without a framework or understanding. We are now using tools which will help us establish horizons to the future. In looking from the past we can see that consortia have played a much stronger role and will do so into the future. We will also look at what the business model means to libraries and especially if we are expecting changes to the library's operations through this scenario process.

The mirror as a powerful tool

The mirror is a personal tool used to help us understand the reality of what we are rather ...

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