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January 10, 2018

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) The RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar will be held at the ALA Midwinter Conference, in Denver, CO on Friday February 9, 2018, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm, with discussion surrounding the topic of AI, Autonomous Cars, and Libraries.

January 15, 2017

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) Will FOLIO’s Open Source Applications Architecture Inspire a Catch-Up and Go-Ahead, Across-the-Library-Industry Automation Era with Improved Interoperability among Companies, Systems, and Services; Easy, Simple, and Satisfying Library User Experiences with Content Discovery and Delivery; and New Solutions, Services, and Apps from Libraries, Consortia, Open Library Communities, Companies, and Entrepreneurs?

November 26, 2016

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) Will FOLIO’s Open Source Applications Architecture Inspire a Catch-Up and Go-Ahead, Across-the-Library-Industry Automation Era with Improved Interoperability among Companies, Systems, and Services; Easy, Simple, and Satisfying Library User Experiences with Content Discovery and Delivery; and New Solutions, Services, and Apps from Libraries, Consortia, Open Library Communities, Companies, and Entrepreneurs?

December 12, 2015

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) RMG once again announces a roundup of leading executives to discuss the obligations, opportunities, and challenges of the global library industry -- guided by this year’s theme -- “What’s Important?"

January 28, 2015

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) RMG once again announces a roundup of key ILS, Discovery, and Content vendors from the global library industry to discuss the promise and problems of libraries' adapting and leveraging new paradigms to improve ROI in content, technology, and HR.

December 8, 2014

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) "Improving Library ROI in Technology, Content, and HR” is the topic of RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar:The View from the Top on Friday January 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ALA Midwinter Conference, ChicagoMcCormick Place West - W176c

December 20, 2013

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) RMG's 2014 ALA/Midwinter e-Book Town Hall topics challenge: Continuing the RMG 2013 Town Hall focus on the transformational impact of e-Books on libraries, RMG once again announces a roundup of key ILS, Discovery, and e-Book vendors from the global library industry for a big tent discussion on the urgent need for libraries to provide customers with easier, simpler, and satisfying user experiences to find and use licensed and open e- and p- content.

November 28, 2013

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) RMG's 2014 ALA/Midwinter e-Book Town Hall topics challenge: Continuing the RMG 2013 Town Hall focus on the transformational impact of e-Books on libraries, RMG once again announces a roundup of key ILS, Discovery, and e-Book vendors from the global library industry for a big tent discussion on the urgent need for libraries to provide customers with easier, simpler, and satisfying user experiences to find and use licensed and open e- and p- content.

January 8, 2012

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) RMG's 2013 ALA/Midwinter e-Book Town Hall topics challenge: Public Libraries to think about e-book strategic planning questions; Library industry ILS, Discovery, and Content Vendors to fulfill vision statements for radically improved delivery of e- and p- content to public libraries and their customers. Friday January 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Room 606-607.

November 28, 2012

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) RMG's 2013 ALA/Midwinter e-Book Town Hall topics challenge: Public Libraries to think about e-book strategic planning questions; Library industry ILS, Discovery, and Content Vendors to fulfill vision statements for radically improved delivery of e- and p- content to public libraries and their customers. Friday January 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) Room 606-607.

September 12, 2012

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) RMG Consultants challenges library industry providers of content, technology, and services to radically improve delivery of e- and p- content to public libraries and their customers, and to report progress toward visions for this during Town Hall Discussions at RMG's Annual Presidents' Seminar:The View from the Top. The 2013 RMG Seminar reinforces principles of the ReadersFirst initiative to improve e-book access and services for public library users.

December 20, 2011

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) Panelists for the RMG's 22nd Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top (Friday January 20, 2012, 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ALA Midwinter Conference, Dallas Dallas Convention Center – A201/202) will be asked for opinions on how library workflows must change with the shift from print to electronic resources, Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA)/Demand-Driven Acquisitions (DDA), e-Book Lending, Discovery Services with access to Open Content and pay-per-download of licensed content, the synergies and competition among the technology and content sectors of the library industry. They will be asked to comment on customer-snatching by the new web-scale library management system players and vendors supporting Open Source Integrated Library Systems.

November 18, 2011

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) "Invasion of the Customer Snatchers into a Saturated and Content-Driven ILS Marketplace" is the lead-off topic at RMG's 22nd Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. Panelists, and participants – including integrated library system (ILS) company presidents and key industry players – will be announced in December. Additional topics will be addressed at the seminar – including questions from the audience.

November 16, 2010

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) "Reformation of the Library Automation Industry: Software as a Service (SaaS) Disrupts Traditional ILS Pricing Models" is the topic of RMG's 21st Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top

December 17, 2009

(RMG Consultants, Inc.) Forces of Change Sweep Across the Library Automation Landscape: Business and Technology Partnerships, Foundation and Government Funding, Non-profits versus For-profits is the lead topic of RMG's Twentieth Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top

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