Thursday, September 17, 2009

Conference - Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities

NISO educational forums are routinely praised for their excellent selection
of speakers representing a diversity of viewpoints across the scholarly
information community and the small size which provides opportunities to
network with speakers and other attendees. Don't miss NISO's last forum in
2009: Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New
Opportunities, on October 8-9 in Boston.

We've got a stellar line-up of speakers from libraries and vendors
discussing their experiences in implementing library systems and the latest
technology developments. Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer, Ex Libris,
and Rachel Bruce, Programme Director, Information Environment, JISC, are the
keynote speakers for the two days. Learn about user perspectives, whether to
build or buy, using open source systems, business models, cloud vs. local,
interactions with other systems, large consortia systems, using plug-ins,
and the ERM gap analysis project. (See the agenda at: for the complete

You'll have the opportunity to participate in a small-group discussion about
future possibilities and to network with other participants and vendors
during breaks and meals. If you are responsible for your library's systems,
are considering a new system, wondering whether to use open source or a
cloud system, or want to improve the system you have, then this forum is for
you. Join us for this not to be missed event.

The forum will be held in Boston's Metro Meeting Center, a state-of-the-art
conference center, within walking distance of the Boston T metro system.
Early bird discounted registration has been extended through October 1. NISO
members and students get an additional discounted rate. Registration
includes a continental breakfast and lunch on both days. To register visit
the event webpage at:

This forum is sponsored by Ex Libris and EBSCO Information Services.