What is a strategy?

A strategy, most simply, is a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term or overall aim. It is the answer to the question ‘where are we going and why?’ Strategy differs from the everyday management processes and plans implemented as a procedure, policy or protocol that answers a different question: ‘how do we get things done around here?’ - new impact model website launched

I am announcing a new web resource: the Balanced Value Impact Model . Visit for exemplars, implementations, templates, a bibliography and a glossary of the BVI Model.  also supports the release of my book:  Delivering Impact with Digital Resources .

Balanced Value Impact Model at #LibPMC

Image courtesy of @LIbPMC conference I delivered a keynote on the Balanced Value Impact Model to the International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries, Aberystwyth, Wales on the 23rd July 2019. See the conference hashtag #LibPMC and website  for more information.

Keynote: Proposing the modes of digital value for a memory institution

Proposing the modes of digital value for a memory institution from Simon Tanner Proposing the modes of digital value for a memory institution Keynote delivered to the Museums and Digital Memory: from creation and curation to digital preservation - a British Museum conference: Monday 3rd September 2018 #MADM2018

BVI Model Version 2 Overview

The Balanced Value Impact Model (BVI Model) has been used and tested in many memory institutions since 2012. Here I publish the major modifications that make up BVI Model Version 2. The full Version 2 of the BVI Model will be published in my book: Delivering Impact with Digital Resources: Planning strategy in the attention economy due in 2019.

How much newspaper content is digitized?

There is a lot of digitized newspaper out there in the world but it still seems to be a small fraction of the total newspaper collections worldwide (possibly less than 5% of all English language content by my guesswork). This blog highlights some sources and seeks more information on how much newspaper is out there and yet to be digitized?

Elsevier losses questioned in SciHub case

This is a guest blog by Professor Charles Oppenheim which details some intriguing calculations from the Elsevier copyright case against Sci-Hub . Important questions are posed, will someone from Elsevier be willing to answer them?