Preparing the Libraries for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR)

Ahmat, Muhammad Akmal and Hanipah, Rabiahtul Adauwiyah Abu Preparing the Libraries for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4th IR). Journal PPM: Journal of Malaysian Librarians, 2018, vol. 12, n. 1, pp. 53-64. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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English abstract

The disruptive changes of the 4th Industrial Revolution era to the libraries come from many aspects and the common discussion is about managing the technology innovation.There are general propositions on how to handle disruptive changes but the specific description for the library to take comprehensive strategic actions are still unexplained. Therefore, this article intends to explain four strategic actions that could be taken to control the disruptive changes as preparation for the libraries. The four strategic actions are explained on the aspects of reshaping the organizational behavior, redesigning business model, restructuring business process workflow, and; remaking job descriptions and roles. After the strategic steps have been taken, the library could focus on reacting accurately towards assumptions, challenges and opportunities, and emerging trends. These are the important matters that one needs to be concerned with to ensure libraries remain relevant for upcoming years.

Malay abstract

Gangguan perubahan era Revolusi Perindustrian ke-4 terhadap perpustakaan datang dari banyak aspek dan perbincangan lazim adalah mengenai pengurusan inovasi teknologi. Terdapat cadangan umum mengenai bagaimana mengendali gangguan perubahan tetapi penerangan spesifik bagi perpustakaan untuk mengambil tindakan strategik yang komprehensif masih tidak dapat diterangkan. Justeru, artikel ini bertujuan untuk menjelaskan empat tindakan strategik yang boleh dilaksana oleh pihak perpustakaan sebagai persediaan bagi mengawal gangguan perubahan. Empat tindakan strategik yang dijelaskan adalah tentang membentuk semula tingkah laku organisasi; mengubah reka bentuk model perniagaan; menyusun semula aliran proses kerja pengurusan; dan mengubah semula deskripsi pekerjaan dan peranan. Dengan langkah-langkah strategik yang diambil, perpustakaan kemudian dapat memberi fokus untuk bertindak balas dengan tepat terhadap andaian; cabaran dan peluang; dan kewujudan trend baru. Ini adalah perkara-perkara penting yang perlu diambil perhatian untuk memastikan perpustakaan kekal relevan untuk masa akan datang.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: 4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR), Library management, Librarianship, Library science
Subjects: F. Management. > FH. Reorganization.
Depositing user: Mr Akmal Ahmat
Date deposited: 17 Apr 2019 13:23
Last modified: 17 Apr 2019 13:23


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