It’s like Uber but for the Social Contract

Governments throughout the Anglosphere have begun talking about ‘Digital First’ or ‘Digital by Default’ in the last couple of years. In 2012 President Obama launched the »

Digital Transformation and Government as API

Last week Australia’s Digital Transformation Office was launched by Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull. I hadn’t realised this was happening until #digitalinnovationAU tweets started »

ALIA Votes 2015

The annual election of ALIA Directors is once again upon us. For the third year I have asked nominees a series of questions, and present their »

A measured approach

As has become traditional, I’m posting again in February after a long break in the second half of last year. Hopefully in 2015 I can »

What we have and what we do

This morning I gave the keynote talk at the ALIA WA Symposium. Below are the text (more or less) and slides from my talk: What we »

Open Platforms and the Anti-Fragile Library

Earlier this week I gave a short talk for IFLA's New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations webinar series. They had asked me to »