Tuesday, August 25, 2009

NISO Forum ; Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities

Join NISO for a two-day forum on October 8-9 in Boston on Library Resource
Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities where we will consider
the issues related to library resource management systems and the
consequences for customers, users, vendors, and developers.

This email provides an updated agenda and speakers list. Attendees at all
levels of system involvement and expertise will find thought-provoking
discussion and ample opportunity to share ideas with the library, vendor,
and developer communities.

Don't miss this stellar line-up of speakers and topics!


** Keynote Presentation -- Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer, Ex
Libris, Inc.

** What Do Libraries Want to Achieve with Their Library Systems? -- Thomas
Wall, University Librarian, Boston College

** User Perspectives: How Our Patrons Interact with Our Services -- Judi
Briden, Digital Librarian for Public Services and Brain and Cognitive
Sciences Librarian, Rush Rhees Reference, University of Rochester, River
Campus Libraries

** Build It Yourself or Buy It? -- John Culshaw, Professor and Associate
Director for Administrative Services, University of Colorado at Boulder
Libraries AND Guoying (Grace) Liu, Systems Librarian, Leddy Library,
University of Windsor

** Panel discussion: Open Source Systems: What Is Working/What Is
Progressing? -- Tim McGeary, Senior Systems Specialist, Lehigh University
AND Andrew Nagy, Senior Discovery Services Engineer, Serials Solutions (will
discuss the OLE Project)

** Modifying Your Existing System through Plug-Ins and Interactions --
Annette Bailey, Digital Assets Librarian, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and
State University (Virginia Tech)

** Library Management Systems Business Models Roundtable -- Facilitated by
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Jean
and Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University
Talin Bingham, Chief Technology Officer, SirsiDynix
Neil Block, Vice President, Worldwide Sales, Innovative
Interfaces, Inc.
Galen Charlton, Vice President of Data Services, Equinox
Software, Inc.
Paul R. Cope, President, Auto-Graphics, Inc.
Carl Grant, President, Ex Libris North America
Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services,


** Day Two Keynote: Libraries Changing -- Rachel Bruce, Programme Director,
Information Environment, JISC

** ERM Gap Analysis Project -- Ivy Anderson, Director, Collection
Development & Management Program, California Digital Library

** The Library System in a Broader Context: Interaction with Other Library
Systems / Interoperability -- MacKenzie Smith, Associate Director for
Technology, MIT Libraries AND Diane C. Mirvis, CIO and University Librarian,
University of Bridgeport

** Cloud vs. Local: What Works? What Do We Need? -- Speaker TBA

** Large Consortium Systems: Making the Library Work with Other Libraries --
Kyle Banerjee, Digital Services Program Manager, Orbis Cascade Alliance

** Brainstorming Possibilities: A Group Activity -- Facilitated by Karen A.
Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, NISO

** Closing Presentation: Where Can We Go from Here? -- Marshall Breeding,
Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Jean and Alexander Heard
Library, Vanderbilt University

Early bird registration discounts are available through September 23. For
the complete agenda, logistics information, and to register, visit the event
webpage (http://www.niso.org/news/events/2009/lrms09).