N.B. My notes from the Digital Transformations event, they might not make too much sense; I’ve padded bits out here and there. It might be worth looking at the tweets from the day which are in a handy document here.
Frances Taylor from the British Library, talked about being playful at the British Library and her responsibilities for connecting the British Library with creative industries. Merging collections and creativity at the British library, it’s very different from serving academic researchers, different type of support is required. The transformation of BL from a content provider to supporter of whole creative lifecycle. Frances talked about celebrating creativity fashion, designers and makers. The BL Spring Event was used as a case study for opening up collections and being playful. Letting exploration happen. Its about facilitating interactivity &creativity via offline and online environments and those that are “loose around the edges”
I can sum Frances talk up in the brilliant video she showed us.
This one is my favourite. I’m gutted that I couldnt attend.