LYRASIS has two series of upcoming events that may be of interest to you and your members. See below for details/links to registration. Please feel free to forward.
Make the move from server serfdom to the cooperative cloud
To help you get the knowledge you need, OCLC and LYRASIS have partnered to present a series of FREE, regionally based member discussions, Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale. We invite you to come discover how Web scale is revitalizing traditional services through shared workflows, activities and data. At these events, you will build a community of support as you tackle various scenarios alongside colleagues and experts, while planning your library’s first steps toward Web scale.
Through your participation in our Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale series, you and your staff will:
· Hear from library representatives who are en route to Web Scale, tech gurus and Web-scale advocates.
· Take a virtual tour of a live OCLC Web-scale Management Services site and consider viable (plus pie-in-the-sky) options for your library.
· Discover new possibilities and discuss strategies for overcoming obstacles.
· Identify what you still need to find out—as part of your journey to the cloud.
To learn more about the series, please click here.
April 13, 2011: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN
April 20, 2011: Florida International University, North Miami, FL
May 10, 2011: Library of Virginia, Richmond, VA
May 18, 2011: Denver Public Library, Denver , CO
June 23, 2011: The Historic New Orleans Collection,Williams Research Center, New Orleans, LA
For more information, or to register:
Ideas and Insights Series
The LYRASIS Ideas and Insights Series offers opportunities for members to actively participate with library peers and experts in key initiatives in library collections, cataloging, technology and resource sharing.
This in-person interactive series of member-focused events, also gives participants the chance to network, share best practices and innovative solutions with other LYRASIS Members and the larger library community.
Upcoming Ideas and Insights Series Events:
May 26, 2011:Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT; Ideas and Insights Series: Resource Sharing
May 18, 2011: Villanova University: Villanova, PA: Ideas and Insights Series: Resource Sharing
June 16, 2011: State Library of Indiana: Indianapolis, IN: Ideas and Insights Series: Resource Sharing