In Boston on October 8-9, NISO will host a 2-day educational forum, Library Resource Management Systems: New Challenges, New Opportunities. We are pleased to bring together a terrific program of expert speakers to discuss some of the key issues and emerging trends in library resource management systems as well as to take a look at the standards used and needed in these systems.
The back end systems upon which libraries rely have become the center of a great deal of study, reconsideration and development activity over the past few years. The integration of search functionality, social discovery tools, access control and even delivery mechanisms to traditional cataloging systems are necessitating a conversation about how these component parts will work together in a seamless fashion. There are a variety of approaches, from a fully-integrated system to a best-of-breed patchwork of systems, from locally managed to software as a service approaches. No single approach is right for all institutions and there is no panacea for all the challenges institutions face providing services to their constituents. However, there are many options an organization could choose from. Careful planning can help to find the right one and can save the institution tremendous amounts of time and effort. This program will provide some of the background on the key issues that management will need to assess to make the right decision.
Registration is now open and we hope that you can join us.