- Electronic ISBN 9781780630465
- Print ISBN 9781843346005
List of figures, table and case studies
About the authors
Chapter 1: What are scenarios?
The future is not linear
What is the value of scenarios?
The future impacting on libraries
What is the future and does science fiction predict the future?
An initial view of the Internet
Change of attitudes toward the future
Development of scenarios as a discipline
Chapter 2: The complexities of our informational environment
What is the environment?
Libraries and their environments
Broad disruptive technological impact on libraries
Issues in the wider environment
Open source implications
Digital content implications
The author–publisher–library relationship
The future of work
Implications for the future of work
Chapter 3: The future and the past: models are changing
The mirror as a powerful tool
Library models in transition
Consortia in our corporate lives
Changing roles of and pressures on consortia
What are we doing, or what is our business model?
Future business models
Chapter 4: Understanding choices
What are choices?
Beginning to construct scenarios through choices
Keeping options open
Chapter 5: Toward a new way of thinking
How to organise for decisions
Is it all straightforward?
Research as a group
Chapter 6: Designing your process
Not every process is the same
Scenario construction beginnings
The suggested process