What will library collections look like in the near future? A distinguished panel of academic and public library leaders will discuss the current landscape, dramatic changes taking place in how we define library collections, and innovative ways for libraries to transform collections in the global information environment.
Subjects: Collection Development, Acquisitions, Technical Services, Trends and Forecasting
Current Research on and Use of FRBR in Libraries
As libraries explore new bibliographic metadata standards, new questions are emerging related to uses of FRBR, data migration, and the design of discovery systems. This panel session will feature presentations from FRBR researchers from universities and real-world service providers, including OCLC and eXtensible Catalog. Panelists will discuss current research and practice in the field and explore the next important steps in facilitating and implementing FRBR adoption.
Subjects: Metadata, Technical Services, Guidelines and Standards, Research and Statistics
International Library Partnerships: Logistical and Technical Issues Relating to International Digitization Projects
Organizations are engaged in collaborative preservation projects with institutions across the world. Yan Han representing the Afghan Digitization Project and David Magier representing the Yemeni Manuscript Project will discuss these unique partnerships. Jon Voss will discuss how through History Pin, collaborations can effect access. We’ll explore the technical and logistical requirements of working on these types of international projects as well as the benefits these relationships can reap.
Subjects: Technology, International Issues, Digitization
LEED for all types of libraries will present basic information about the LEED rating system from the US Green Building Council and its implications for library managers and users. The rating system itself will be outlined (a new version is expected in 2012) and strategies to achieve energy and cost savings, as well as customer satisfaction enhancements will be presented.
Subjects: Accreditation, Buildings and Facilities, Guidelines and Standards
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