Library Journal has another interesting-sounding webinar coming up this week (11/18/2009 12:00 PM EST): The Future of the Library - How the Library Ecosystem is Evolving to Support 21st Century Information Demands. From the registration page:
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
PANELISTS:You can register for free, and the event will also be archived.
Peter McCracken, Co-Founder & Director of Content and Business Development, Shipindex.org
Rob Mercer, General Manager, Serials Solutions
Andrew Pace, Executive Director, Networked Library Services, OCLC