New Technology Options and Strategies to Support Academic Libraries
Copyright (c) 2011 State-Assisted Academic Library Council of Kentucky
Abstract: In the decade since the implementation of the Voyager ILS in the SAALCK member libraries, tremendous changes have transpired in the realm of academic libraries. Today, academic libraries face a newer set of challenges, especially in the proportions of electronic content they manage relative to their print collections and often have much more involvement in the creation and management of digital collections. Academic libraries need automation platforms better aligned with these realities. Marshall Breeding will flesh out some of these trends and the kinds of products, services, and technologies available or being developed in response. Topics addressed will include the position of open source automation systems for academic libraries, how discovery systems impact library automation strategies, and the some of the conceptual approaches seen in the slate of new-generation library automation platforms. Following the presentation there will be time for questions and discussion.