Saturday, September 7, 2013

FREE webinar - “Digging into Databases”

Next up on American Libraries Live on Thursday, September 12, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern—“Digging into Databases” hosted by Marshall Breeding. Breeding will lead the expert panel in a discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries. This interactive discussion will incorporate live audience questions and comments and cover a variety of topics, including:

• How libraries are addressing databases and electronic resources in the wake of budget cuts
• How discovery services impact databases
• The current state of database-related products and vendors
• How librarians are affected when vendors consolidate or go out of business
• The differences and similarities in the public and academic library worlds regarding databases

The panel includes:
• Marshall Breeding, consultant, editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter for ALA TechSource, and creator and editor of Library Technology Guides
• Michael Santangelo, Electronic Resources Coordinator, BookOps
• Meg White, Executive Director of Technology Services at Rittenhouse

With thanks to Rittenhouse Book Distributors—distributing the leading scientific, technical, and medical publishers—for generously sponsoring this episode.

Please join us for this free video broadcast, Thursday, September 12. To receive e-mail reminders, register at or just go to at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at shortly after it concludes.

AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes, at .

Upcoming AL Live broadcasts include:

October 10, 2013: International Libraries: A View from Friends Across the Pond

November 14, 2013: Tablets and Mobile Applications

January 9, 2014: The Future of Libraries