IFLA Trend Report

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has released a provocative trend report.  The report is intended as a conversation-starter into 2014 — so it’s not a static report but a spark for a living process over the next year or so.

The trends?

  • New Technologies will both expand and limit who has access to information.
  • Online Education will democratise and disrupt global learning.
  • The boundaries of privacy and data protection will be redefined..
  • Hyper-connected societies will listen to and empower new voices and groups.
  • The global information environment will be transformed by new technologies.

If you work in a library or for libraries, this is something I think you will want to explore — and even get involved in.  If you do, please share your experiences!