Emily Jewell from Community Managed Libraries Peer Network talks to us about how they've used the resources and peer support through Unlocking Networks to review and analyse the impact of their network.
In network theory terms, there's a stage of innovation referred to as scaling out. This stage occurs after inspiration, ideas, experiments and improvements, and it's the final stage before full-scale systemic change becomes possible. For an idea to get to this stage so quickly, and so independently, is remarkable.
For those of us who are part of, or support, networks, this article poses an interesting question. Should we work to re-establish a deference to experts, in order to learn from what has gone before, or should we abandon the term and embrace the opportunity to write our own answers?.