Technology Trends in Libraries: Tools, Skills, Staffing, Training (Webcast #5-Library Futures: Staying Ahead of the Curve 2010)
Event Type: Online/web-based
Contact: Bobbi Navarro
Fri, 04/09/2010 - 9:00am - 10:30am
About the Event
Librarians have done well in keeping their technological infrastructure as their budgets allow. And most libraries know that the target of keeping technologically current is always moving. Each year, College of DuPage teleconferences dedicates one program that takes a look at future technology trends and gives librarians an important basis for their planning efforts. Refreshingly free of vendor hype, these teleconferences will help us understand the issues involved in everything from the looming Web 3.0 to 4G telecommunications and the cascade of widgets that can make our web sites more effective.
Presented by: Marshall Breeding, Eric Lease Morgan
Eric Lease Morgan
Eric Lease Morgan is the Head of Digital Access and Information Architecture Department at the University Libraries of Notre Dame. He considers himself to be a librarian first and a computer user second. His professional goal is to discover new ways to use computers to increase library collections and improve library services. Eric has been practicing open access publishing and open source software distribution since before the phrases were coined.
Some of Eric’s more notable investigations have surrounded the automatic collection of electronic serials, the indexing of open access content, and the personalization of library websites. He authors the "Top Tech Trends" columns for upcoming ALA conferences, also posted on the LITA blog; and is the “keeper” of the Infomotions Musings on Information and Librarianship blog. The vast majority of Eric's publications are available online, and the same is true for all the software he has written.
Marshall Breeding is the Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University and serves as the Executive Director of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive. At Vanderbilt, he provides assistance in developing the strategic directions of the library related to technology; designs and develops digital library applications, helps the library obtain and execute grant-funded projects, and works toward helping the library discover, implement, or create technologies that will improve its services. He also participates in the development of new initiatives in the VU libraries related to technology, especially those related to the creation of digital collections.
Marshall is the creator of the Library Technology Guides website (www.librarytechnology.org). He writes a monthly column for Computers in Libraries, is a contributing editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by ALA TechSource, writes Library Journal Automation Marketplace features, has contributed to numerous editions of Library Technology Reports, serves on the editorial boards for Information Standards Quarterly. He has authored numerous other publications on library technology, and is a frequent speaker at library conferences, throughout the United States and internationally.
Through the Oregon State Library's membership to BCR, OSL is able to offer access to the College of DuPage teleconferences at no charge to staff of Oregon libraries. College of DuPage teleconferences focus on the changing environment faced by librarians with regard to technology, development and planning. Membership to BCR is paid for with LSTA funds.
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