According to Robin Murray, libraries are transitioning from an acquire-catalog-circulate model to one that could be described as synthesize-specialize-mobilize. Discuss.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Reporting in here from Access 2007, the Canadian library technology conference.
Here are some of the major topics at the conference:
next generation OPACs
the ILS marketplace
cyberinfrastructure and large scale research computing
From the "ILS options for academic libraries" talk this afternoon, one of the speakers talking about III likened user group conferences to Zombie movies. He was making the point that many staff at III libraries have sort of been lulled into complacency and might not be prepared for the moment when outside forces conspire to force a migration.