Disruptive Innovation and the Academic Library

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Title:
Disruptive Innovation and the Academic Library
Author:
Lewis, David W.
Affiliation:
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Issue Date:
6-Apr-2006
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
In this presentation I will review the theories of business strategy developed by Clayton Christensen and his colleagues in his three books - the Innovator’s Dilemma, Innovator’s Solution, and Seeing What’s Next. I will apply this work to academic libraries and scholarly communication and will show that academic libraries are likely to be disrupted by new technologies and their application by competing organizations. I will then show that libraries also have the potential to drive, and benefit from, disruptive change especially in the scholarly communication value chain. The result should provide guidance to academic librarians in establishing strategies, organizational structures, and values that will position academic libraries in the scholarly information and learning value chains in ways that will assure their relevance to our various clienteles. The result should provide attendees with a basic understanding of the most important of Christensen’s theories and how they can provide insights into the current state of academic libraries and help to chart the future. This work will build on my article, (Lewis, David W. "The Innovator’s Dilemma: Disruptive Change and Academic Libraries." Library Administration and Management 18(2):68-74 April 2004. Available at: http://idea.iupui.edu/dspace/handle/1805/173), but will advance and develop it in significant ways.
Identifiers:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/222274
Description:
Conference proceeding from the Living the Future 6 Conference, April 5-8, 2006, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.
Keywords:
changes for libraries; academic libraries; innovation in libraries; business strategy

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleDisruptive Innovation and the Academic Libraryen_US
dc.contributor.authorLewis, David W.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndiana University Purdue University Indianapolisen_US
dc.date.issued2006-04-06en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Living the Future collection. For more information about items in this collection, please email repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this presentation I will review the theories of business strategy developed by Clayton Christensen and his colleagues in his three books - the Innovator’s Dilemma, Innovator’s Solution, and Seeing What’s Next. I will apply this work to academic libraries and scholarly communication and will show that academic libraries are likely to be disrupted by new technologies and their application by competing organizations. I will then show that libraries also have the potential to drive, and benefit from, disruptive change especially in the scholarly communication value chain. The result should provide guidance to academic librarians in establishing strategies, organizational structures, and values that will position academic libraries in the scholarly information and learning value chains in ways that will assure their relevance to our various clienteles. The result should provide attendees with a basic understanding of the most important of Christensen’s theories and how they can provide insights into the current state of academic libraries and help to chart the future. This work will build on my article, (Lewis, David W. "The Innovator’s Dilemma: Disruptive Change and Academic Libraries." Library Administration and Management 18(2):68-74 April 2004. Available at: http://idea.iupui.edu/dspace/handle/1805/173), but will advance and develop it in significant ways.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/222274en
dc.descriptionConference proceeding from the Living the Future 6 Conference, April 5-8, 2006, University of Arizona Libraries, Tucson, AZ.en_US
dc.subjectchanges for librariesen_US
dc.subjectacademic librariesen_US
dc.subjectinnovation in librariesen_US
dc.subjectbusiness strategyen_US
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