Marshall Breeding, author of the Annual Library Systems Report and the International Library Automation Perceptions Survey, will give an updated view of the some of the major trends developing in the realm of resource management systems and discovery services used by libraries. The session will be of interest to those considering a change in their technology environment as well as those that want to stay current on industry trends.
Through this webinar you will learn about:
• the trends currently in play among the major library technology vendors and products,
• practical information on the perceived effectiveness of systems implemented in libraries, and
• some glimpse at the anticipated migration patterns based on libraries indications of new systems under consideration.
Library Resource Management and Discovery
Marshall Breeding is an independent consultant, speaker, and author. He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and the libraries.org online directory of libraries on the Web. His monthly column Systems Librarian appears in Computers in Libraries; he is the editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by the American Library Association, and has authored the annual Library Systems Report published by American Libraries since 2014 and in Library Journal from 2002-2013. He has authored fifteen issues of ALA’s Library Technology Reports, and has written many other articles and book chapters. Marshall has edited or authored seven books, including Cloud Computing for Libraries published by in 2012 by Neal-Schuman, now part of ALA TechSource. He regularly teaches workshops and gives presentations at library conferences on a wide range of topics.