Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale: A series of member discussions hosted by OCLC and LYRASIS

“OCLC and LYRASIS present a FREE day-long program focused on current and future ways that network-level services will increase efficiency, improve productivity and streamline workflows.

Libraries have been cooperating on cataloging, collection management and resource sharing services for decades. In that time, we have enjoyed the benefits of networked services—no local software or hardware, elimination of maintenance and support costs, lower overall expense and better scalability.

Now, Web scale offers libraries the chance to revitalize traditional services by sharing workflows, activities, data, and standards as part of a cooperative.

To help our members better understand how Web scale is changing the face of cooperative library services, OCLC and LYRASIS are presenting a series of regionally based events. You and your staff will:

Discuss ideas with experts, colleagues and early adopters
Learn the benefits of moving library services to Web scale
Take away practical tips on how to fit Web scale into your long term strategy
Engage in readiness activities to help you in your planning discussions.

October 15, 2010: Free Library of Philadelphia Parkway Central Library • 1901 Vine Street • Philadelphia, PA
October 22, 2010: Wichita Public Library 223 South Main Street • Wichita, KS 67202
November 16, 2010: Durham Public Library, Durham, NC
December 3, 2010: Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA”

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