Monday, November 9, 2009

The Future of the Library

Source: Library Journal


Wednesday, November 18, 12noon EST.

The Future of the Library: How the Library Ecosystem is Evolving to Support 21st Century Information Demands

Libraries are continuing to evolve and are using new technologies to expand their presence as virtual knowledge centers for information sharing communities. Patrons conducting research remotely are increasingly using mobile devices and accessing resources in multiple languages.

Librarians as 21st century knowledge technologists as well as electronic information experts need to offer easily accessible library-specific solutions tailored to the unique data and information needs of their users. Technology solution providers are working with publishers and are moving towards more sharing of data, interoperability standards and electronic workflow required to meet these needs.

Listen to three industry notables share their view of how the industry is responding and changing to meet these evolving needs of the library ecosystem using today’s emerging technologies to meet the needs of patrons today and for the future.


  • Peter McCracken,
  • Rob Mercer, Serials Solutions
  • Andrew Pace, OCLC