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August 1, 2018

Client: Concordia University

Project: Environmental Scan / What Makes a Successful Digital Strategy? (2018)

Concordia University selected A21 in April 2018 to research higher education institutions’ and industries’ digital strategies and approaches to managing digital transformation. The Concordia University Digital Strategy Committee was charged with creating a path-breaking digital strategy for Concordia University and has undertaken work “to determine what actions we need to take to become a next-generation university that embraces the digital reality of our students, faculty, researchers, staff and life in general.”

The committee charged A21 with conducting an environmental scan of how and why digital strategies in a range of organizations succeed, and also why they “fail.” A21 conducted a literature review, web review, and interviews with thought leaders and practitioners in digital transformation and digital skills-building in higher education, non...

April 11, 2018

 Members of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) can find Athenaeum21 (A21) at the Spring Membership Meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information, on April 12 and 13 in San Diego, California at the Westin Gaslamp Quarter.

CNI promotes the use of digital information technology to advance scholarship and education, and includes members from higher education institutions, publishers, scholarly & professional organizations, libraries, information technology & telecommunications companies, government agencies, and foundations.

Not attending the conference? You can still follow the trending topics being addressed via the conference Twitter hashtag at #cni18s on April 12 and 13.

If you are at the conference, or just in the San Diego area, and would like to meet up for a complimentary Athenaeum21 consultation on how we can help you get your most important priorities accomplished in 2018 and beyond, contact us here, or send a Twitter direct...

April 4, 2018

Athenaeum21's work spans the following:

Visioning
We have decades of experience in providing forward-looking vision and anticipating trends. Our insights are frequently 3-10 years ahead of the curve. Our foresight is 20/20.

Strategy
We align organizations around a single vision, helping our clients manage change, mobilize people and build teams. We united libraries from the US, UK, and Germany around a strategy for a unified framework to assess their services.

Planning

Complex environments require artful planning of knowledge and resources. We have planned and implemented over $18 million worth of projects.

Research
Combining qualitative and quantitative research methods, we helped the 125 largest research libraries in North America understand their impact and prioritize their collective assessment needs.

Technology

We have led design and functional requirements for platforms receiving over 160 million searches per day from users in 28 languages. We have des...

April 3, 2018

Athenaeum21 provides our clients with the following capabilities, across areas of Visioning, Strategy, Planning, Research, Technology and Solutions:

  • Visioning support & design

  • Visioning workshop facilitation

  • Strategic planning & design support

  • Scenario planning

  • Roadmap development

  • Implementation planning

  • Market research

  • Environmental scans

  • Assessment

  • Infrastructure analysis & planning

  • Process design

  • Solutions development

  • Prototyping

  • Implementation management

  • Data management planning

December 7, 2017

Athenaeum21 is pleased to announce the release of the "ARL Assessment Program Visioning Task Force Recommendations" report. We have had the great pleasure of working with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Assessment Program Visioning Task Force since February 2017 in the research and development of the recommendations set forth in the report.  The task force's recommendations describe a forward-looking assessment program for ARL that advances the organizational outcomes of 21st-century research libraries.

The Visioning Task Force issued a request for proposals in November 2016 for the project, and selected Athenaeum21 from among multiple respondents, to help realize its charge. Our research for this project was extensive, and included multiple surveys, and over 80 needs-oriented interviews with administrative leaders and assessment professionals in libraries and research institutions across multiple continents.

Our research...included...over...

December 6, 2017

 Members of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) can find Athenaeum21 (A21) at the Fall Membership Meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information, on December 11 and 12 in Washington, D.C. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

A21 became a member of CNI in June 2017. CNI promotes the use of digital information technology to advance scholarship and education, and includes members from higher education institutions, publishers, scholarly & professional organizations, libraries, information technology & telecommunications companies, government agencies, and foundations.

Not attending the conference? You can still follow the trending topics being addressed via the conference Twitter hashtag at #cni17f on December 11 and 12.

If you are at the conference, or just in the DC area, and would like to meet up for a complimentary Athenaeum21 consultation on how we can help you get your most important priorities accomplished in 2018, contact us here, or sen...