Innovation Case Study: A Successful Project that Failed

A SLIS public lecture with Associate Professor Gerald Benoit

Starts:  9/22/2015  12:00 PM
Ends: 9/22/2015 1:00 PM
Location: Collaboratory, One Palace Road, Simmons College

A two-year “innovation and information discovery” project was run at a large research university. While managers and staff of libraries, archives, and museums were encouraged to be more technical and build interfaces, enrich collections, create and test new services, the many small projects were successful. Administration, management, faculty, and staff personalities conflicted, with the resulting efforts disregarded. It is an object-lesson for “who’s going to maintain it”, staff morale, and future of services. Submitted as full paper to iConference, 2015.

You can see the full list of lectures and lecturers (with some dates and titles TBA) here: http://web.simmons.edu/~benoit/pls/index.html#​.