Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of CEO or other senior executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries. This year's panel will include a director of an ARL library to provide reactions from the library perspective.
Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion to probe at the technology and business trends. This year the conversation will surround the topic of the convergence of content, services, and technology within the large organizations which serve libraries. This trend has been one of the key themes highlighted in the annual Library Systems Report for the last two years. Through acquisitions and other processes, several companies now have business units spanning content acquisition and distribution as well as technology products such as resource management systems and discovery services. Among other topics panelists will discuss how possible synergies among these activities benefit their companies and their library customers.
Panelists will be expected to candidly reflect the perspectives of their organizations, but not promote their products.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Systems & Technology
Interests: Emerging Technologies, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Technology
Type of Library: Academic, Consortium, Public, Regional System
Cost: Included with full conference registration.