Trends in Library Automation

Trends in Library Automation

Instructor: Mandy Henk
Dates: May 4-29, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

The integrated library system (ILS) has undergone dramatic changes in
recent years. Transitioning one of our primary tools from a mature,
client-based system into a newly architected Software-as-a-Service
(SaaS) cloud based system, vendors are transforming how we do our daily
work. This class will give students an opportunity to step back and
reflect on what that means and where this change is leading us. We will
begin with a general historical overview of both the ILS software itself
and the market that sprang up to provide it. From there we will explore
the evolution of the software into its mature form and the consolidation
of the market over time into a few large players. We will look briefly
at what the ILS did well and what it never managed to do, before we turn
our attention to the move to the cloud and the more recent “library
services platform” style automation tools. We will carefully examine the
SaaS model of software delivery and how this model impacts our ability
to provide high levels of service to our users while maintaining privacy
and security. The class will conclude with a look at current market
offerings, including open source options.

At the end of this class students will understand:

– The role that the ILS played in library automation in the previous
century and its early evolution
– The final form of the ILS as a client based system
– How the SaaS model of software delivery works and be able to discuss
the impact this model has on library software
– What the new “library services platform” automation tools are and how
they are different from the traditional ILS
– The market as it stands now for cloud based SaaS automation tools
– What open source options are available and the pros and cons of
participating in them

Librarian Mandy Henk has been at DePauw since 2006 and was a law
librarian at Vanderbilt before that. She specializes in access to
physical materials, resource sharing, and personnel management. Her
interests include social class and librarian/staff relationships, the
development of international resource sharing systems, and copyright in
the academy and the library. She recently published her first book,
Ecology, Economy, Equity: Building the Carbon Neutral Library, with

Course Structure
This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class
participation is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction.
The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment
gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards.
(Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution
wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us to make arrangements.

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446

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Last Call for CCLI: 2015 Teaching and Reaching Your Students in Environments of Rapid Change

Last Call for CCLI: 2015 Teaching and Reaching Your Students in Environments of
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There is less than one week left to register for the California Conference on
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NVivo Brown Bag Webinar: Improving Your Literature Review with NVivo 10 for Windows

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