The follow up blog post and archive for the ALA TechSource Wrap-Up is online at http://www.alatechsource.org/blog/2012/01/archive-of-the-2012-ala-midwinter-tech-wrapup.html.
Some of the topics covered include:
- iPad rental machines
- 3D printers
- Open source ILS
- Social media and mobile applications for libraries
- New systems from Serials Solutions and Ex Libris
- and more!
ALA TechSource will be hosting a free webinar on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 3-4.30pm , The Annual Tech Wrapup.
From TechSource’s blog:
“The ALA Midwinter Meeting provides a fantastic opportunity to reflect on how technology is continuing to transform the library world. Between the exhibition floor and the variety of technology-related events, the conference can provide attendees with an overview of where library technology is, and where it may be going. Of course, for various reasons, many librarians won’t be able to attend, and many who do will find themselves spread so thin that they cannot attend some of the technology-related events.
We’re happy to announce that we’re continuing our free, conference-wrapping webinars with The 2012 ALA TechSource Midwinter Tech Wrapup. Our expert panel will present their observations and analysis of the top technology trends from the conference, and what they see as the implications for libraries.”
I’m one of those that was unable to make it to Midwinter, so I’m very grateful for this free opportunity to get a bit of a summary. I registered yesterday and am excited to hear what technology has been impacting libraries lately!
There are two Webinars coming up in February from ALCTS that are of interest to me as a librarian working with electronic resources, licenses, and publisher relations:
Effective Subscriptions Management and Alternatives
February 15, 2012 2-3pm
“Libraries face opposing pressures of reduced budgets, patron demand for new content, and increasing costs. This webinar presents a method to collect and analyze cost and use data to evaluate your journal collection (including how to analyze that Big Deal). The presenters will discuss a variety of alternatives to subscriptions to enable patron access to needed content. Presenters will also discuss how to effectively communicate journal access changes with faculty.”
The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: A Review and Update for Librarians and Publishers
February 29, 2012 2-3pm
“Building on a preconference offered at ALA Annual 2010 entitled “Taming the Licensing Tiger,” the presenters will carry on the conversation around library licensing issues and answer questions submitted in advance by attendees. Using an interactive approach employing chat, audience polling and presubmitted questions, the presenters will cover hot topics and current challenges facing libraries in licensing digital content. The presenters represent the viewpoints of a publisher (Robert Boissy), an academic library (Becky Albitz) and a consortium (Tracy Thompson-Przylucki).”