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December 5, 2019

RMG Consultants, Inc.. 2020 RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: Learning from Past Company Presidents. Learn from Past Company Presidents as They Share Perspectives and Advise the Library Industry at RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. Hear and ask about what these former technology company leaders have to say about their Library Industry experiences, perspectives, and advice. What lessons can we learn from our library automation industry's history as we consider how libraries will absorb and adapt the onslaught of new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), high speed (5G) mobile data technologies, quantum computing? [Full Announcement].

January 9, 2019

RMG Consultants, Inc.. AI and the Future of Libraries. The topic for the RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar will be AI and the Future of Libraries. [Full Announcement].

January 10, 2018

RMG Consultants, Inc.. The View from the Top: AI, Autonomous Cars, and Libraries. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 15, 2017

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG’s 2017 ALA/Midwinter Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. 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? [Full Announcement].

November 26, 2016

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG’s 2017 ALA/Midwinter Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. 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? [Full Announcement].

December 12, 2015

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top: What’s Important?. 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?" [Full Announcement].

January 28, 2015

RMG Consultants, Inc.. Improving Library ROI in Technology, Content, and HR. 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. [Full Announcement].

December 8, 2014

RMG Consultants, Inc.. Improving Library ROI in Technology, Content, and HR. "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 [Full Announcement].

December 20, 2013

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG Town Hall 2: Discovery, e-Books, Demand-Driven Acquisitions. 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. [Full Announcement].

November 28, 2013

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG Town Hall 2: Discovery, e-Books, Demand-Driven Acquisitions. 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. [Full Announcement].

January 8, 2012

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG’s 2013 ALA/Midwinter e-Book Town Hall Challenges for Public Libraries and Content, Discovery, and ILS and Services Platform Vendors. 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. [Full Announcement].

November 28, 2012

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG’s 2013 ALA/Midwinter e-Book Town Hall Challenges for Public Libraries and ILS, Discovery, and Content Vendors. 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. [Full Announcement].

September 12, 2012

RMG Consultants, Inc.. Town Hall Discussions at RMG’s Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. 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. [Full Announcement].

December 20, 2011

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG's 22nd Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. 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. [Full Announcement].

November 18, 2011

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG's 22nd Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. "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. [Full Announcement].

November 16, 2010

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG's 2011 Presidents' Seminar: Reformation of the Library Automation Industry - Software as a Service (SaaS) Disrupts Traditional ILS Pricing Models. "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 [Full Announcement].

December 17, 2009

RMG Consultants, Inc.. RMG's 2010 ALA/Midwinter Annual Presidents' Seminar. 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 [Full Announcement].

December 4, 2008

RMG Consultants, Inc.. Starting Over: Re-Inventing the Integrated Library System and the Library Automation Industry. Starting Over: Re-Inventing the Integrated Library System and the Library Automation Industry is the topic of RMG's Nineteenth Annual Presidents' Seminar: The View from the Top. RMG's Nineteenth Annual Presidents' Seminar will include the traditional Panel of library automation executives from industry companies plus featured Speakers from libraries undertaking technology developments and initiatives. [Full Announcement].