On Becoming Extinct

Here’s my keynote from Wednesday in a video podcast format, with the audio synchronised to the slides. The audio isn’t great, but generally audible for the most part. There are two main parts in the 48 minute session: the first looks at responses from almost 50 information managers on the current status and the future of the profession of information management. The second part is a sustained critique of the profession’s passivity, lack of assertiveness and sense of accountability, and calls for strong action to avoid marginalisation or extinction. I’m amazed I got out alive…

I intend to pursue this theme at the actKM conference in October, where I hope to be able to present some clearer ideas on what the knowledge and information management professions need to do in order to be effective as professions.

Here’s the full slideset in pdf from the presentation: IIM_Keynote_IM_as_a_Profession_Patrick_Lambe.pdf

2 Comments so far

Stephen Collins

Patrick, thanks for uploading.  I think the critique was possibly the best part of your presentation.  I feel a few sacred cows and comfortable attitudes got somewhat messed with.  This was also the intention of my talk.

Did you get the video from the organisers?  I want the video and audio of my talk also.

Posted on August 20, 2007 at 09:09 AM | Comment permalink

Patrick Lambe

Hey Stephen, thanks for this. I recorded my session on my iPod (and then wandered away from it… hence the poor quality) - I suspect it will take the conference organisers a few weeks to edit the videos of the sessions.

Posted on August 20, 2007 at 09:30 AM | Comment permalink

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