Wednesday, Oct. 17,
2012 -- 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between
Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways
to share collections and create efficiencies. This webinar will look at the
future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections,
cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly
flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the
Carmit Marcus from Ex Libris will describe what is envisioned for next
generation Information Systems and answer some of our questions about them.
Carmit will use her experience as one of the developers of the Alma cloud-based
ILS to explain how these systems are evolving to keep up with today’s
Janet Schneider from the Arapahoe Library District will explain how floating
collections in a multi-facility library system allows patrons to shape the
collections at their home library. There are advantages to the floating
collection concept as well as some challenges and requirements that need to be
in place for successful implementation.
Linda Di Biase from the University of Washington will provide an overview of
the groundbreaking Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) cooperative e-book
purchasing project that the Orbis Cascade Alliance has implemented in
collaboration with EBL and YBP. This demand-driven mode allows patron behavior
to determine what is collectively owned by the consortia.
At the end of this program: participants will have a better understanding of
evolving library systems and innovative approaches to providing user-center
LLAMA member: $49
Non-LLAMA member $59
LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199
Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239
Register online: http://tinyurl.com/3zhtecm
For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred