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Digital Library & Digital Collections Thought Leader Meeting

Date: June 17, 2008

Location: Baltimore, MD

Facilitator: Judy Luther

Topic Committee: Content & Collection Management

The final report from this meeting is available.

Resource management systems that facilitate the delivery of electronic library resources are in their early formative stages. Some experts expect these systems to become the central management tool for all processes and services within libraries, moving the traditional library system to a secondary role. How they coordinate information exchange among publisher and library systems will be important to improving library staff productivity and will be critical to the library's delivery of content to the end user. Much of what will run these systems will entail publisher and library systems interacting on an ongoing machine-to-machine basis. Very valuable work could be done, for example, to document different system requirements in these areas as a basis for discussions of places where proprietary interests may be superseded by standardization needs.