Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities

“Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities
October 8-9, 2009 Metro Meeting Center Boston, MA

Join NISO for a two-day forum in which we will consider the issues related to library resource management systems and the consequences for customers, users, vendors, and developers. During this event, we will:
    * Explore the effects of changes to the library community on system suppliers’ business models
    * Compare the benefits and disadvantages of commercial and open-source systems through real libraries’ experiences
    * Examine the implications of placing library systems in the cloud
    * Address the need for interoperability between library management systems and other systems at work in the library
    * Consider how information standards can help all stakeholders cope with this shifting terrain

Attendees at all levels of system involvement and expertise will find thought-provoking discussion and ample opportunity to share ideas with the library, vendor, and developer communities. Confirmed speakers include:
    * Annette Bailey, Digital Assets Librarian, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
    * Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer, Ex Libris, Inc.
    * Talin Bingham, Chief Technology Officer, SirsiDynix
    * Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University 
    * Vinod Chachra, President and CEO, VTLS
    * Paul Cope, President, Auto-Graphics
    * John Culshaw, Associate Professor and Faculty Director for Systems University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
    * Betsy Graham, Vice President of Product Management, Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
    * Carl Grant, President, Ex Libris North America
    * Tim Jewell, Sociology Librarian; Director, Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication, Office of the Dean, Libraries Administration, University of Washington
    * Tim McGeary, Senior Systems Specialist, Lehigh University
    * Diane C. Mirvis, CIO and University Librarian, University of Bridgeport
    * Thomas Wall, University Librarian, Boston College

This forum is generously sponsored by Ex Libris and EBSCO Information Services.”

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512


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