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Come see Marshall Breeding at Computers in Libraries 2012

Computers in Libraries

I'll be in Washington, DC soon for the annual Computers in Libraries conference, speaking on a variety of topics. I'm looking forward to seeing lots of friends and colleagues. Please feel free to track me down and introduce yourself or follow me through Twitter. Here is my speaking schedule for the conference:

W3 – Web Managers Academy: Usability & Users Experience (UX)

Preconference Workshop, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Darlene Fichter, Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Library
Jeff Wisniewski, Web Services Librarian, University of Pittsburgh
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University and Library Technology Guides
Dr. Frank Cervone, Vice Chancellor for Information Services and Chief Information Officer, Purdue University Calumet

Interested in improving your library website and reframing your digital presence from the point of view of the user? This lively, high-level and interactive workshop shares practical ways to assess, design, and improve your online properties for maximum user friendliness. Immerse yourself in this in-depth workshop led by experts and practitioners that incorporates an overview of usability tools and techniques, a look at the latest research on designing for a positive user experience, tons of tips and tricks to help you avoid common usability and UX pitfalls, and discusses other useful measurement and assessment tools to help you better understand your users.

D103 – Discovery Dimensions, Engines and Tools

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Greg Notess, Reference Team Leader, Montana State University
Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University and Library Technology Guides

My portion of the session will cover "Next-generation Library Discovery: Recent trends and developments". Breeding will give an overview of the current scene in library discovery services. He will review the major products and technologies and give an update on recent developments and trends that libraries should be aware of as they consider these products.

E201 – From Ground to Cloud

Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University and Library Technology Guides
Richard P. Hulser, Chief Librarian, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Cloud computing is one of the most important technology trends of the times. The phase of client/server computing is fading into obsolescence, replaced by entirely web-based systems, increasingly deployed through SaaS. Libraries and other technology-oriented organizations now have options through infrastructure-as-a-service offerings such as Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud and Simple Storage Service to ramp up computing capabilities quickly, enjoy free access for smaller projects, and take advantage of usage- based subscription models for larger-scale production projects. Breeding expands on these topics and provides a basic explanation of cloud computing that focuses on real advantages and disadvantages for libraries.

E203 – Open Source Trends & Migration

Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University and Library Technology Guides
Irene E. McDermott, Reference Librarian/Systems Manager, Crowell Public Library

Libraries have a natural affinity with open source software, and many have implemented it for their strategic automation infrastructure, including ILS and discovery systems. In his analysis of the library automation industry, Breeding tracks the pace of adoption of open source library automation. Come hear his perspectives on the current and emerging trends of open source in the industry relative to proprietary products and how it fares relative to broader trends such as comprehensive resource management, cloud computing, and new-generation discovery.

E205 – Changing Role of Systems Librarians

Thursday, March 22, 2012 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University and Library Technology Guides
Nicole C. Engard, Vice President of Education, ByWater Solutions
Edward Iglesias, Systems Librarian, ERIS, Central Connecticut State University
Lisa Carlucci Thomas, Digital Services Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University

This panel of authors and practitioners discusses the changing role of systems librarians.

Mar 19, 2012 08:57:52

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