Perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding
Enabling Access, Engagement, and Efficiency
The American Library Association conferences, both Annual and Midwinter continue to be important events for me as I strive to keep current with events and trends in the realm of library technologies. The exhibits bring together almost all the organizations that offer technology oriented products and services for libraries. For the last couple of years, I have covered the Annual Conference for American Libraries. The article only gives some of the highlights, reflecting some of the trends and new products I observed this year.
Technology, as always, was on display at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Consistent with the strong attendance figures, activity in the exhibit hall seemed especially brisk this year. As the largest exhibition of library-oriented technology and content products worldwide, ALA Annual offers librarians a unique opportunity to review the latest offerings from nearly every significant vendor in North America. US libraries spend $450 million annually on technology products or services, so setting aside some time in the exhibit hall helps buyers make wise investment decisions. continue reading...
Marshall Breeding Aug 6, 2013 03:43:22 Link to this thread