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Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale: December 3 in Sturbridge, MA

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December 3, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Free and open to all; lunch will be provided

Libraries have been cooperating on cataloging, collection management and resource sharing services for decades. In that time, we have enjoyed the benefits of networked services—no local software or hardware, elimination of maintenance and support costs, lower overall expense and better scalability.

Now, Web scale offers libraries the chance to revitalize traditional services by sharing workflows, activities, data and standards as part of a cooperative.

To help our members better understand how Web scale is changing the face of cooperative library services, OCLC and LYRASIS are presenting a series of free, regionally based events. Additional in-person events will occur throughout the year, along with related webinars, virtual discussions and more. View more dates and learn more about this series.

View presentations from this event:

  • OCLC Web-scale Management Services: Building the Future [PDF, 42 slides]
    Matt Goldner, Product and Technology Advocate, OCLC
  • Opportunities and Obstacles to Implementing Cloud Computing [PDF, 44 slides]

    John Voloudakis, EDUCAUSE


Graphic: Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale


10:00 -10:15 Welcome
Russell Palmer, LYRASIS
10:15 - 11:15

Opportunities and Obstacles to Implementing Cloud Computing
John Voloudakis, EDUCAUSE

11:15 - 11:30 Break
11:30 - 12:30

OCLC Web-scale Management Services
Matt Goldner, Product and Technology Advocate, OCLC

12:30 - 1:15

Lunch (on site)

1:15 - 2:30 Group Activities
Facilitators: Russell Palmer and John Voloudakis
2:30 - 3:00 Discussion: Impact of OCLC Web-scale Management Services on Workflow
All participants



About the Speakers:

Matt Goldner

Matt Goldner joined OCLC in October 2004 and is currently the Product and Technology Advocate for the library community. He graduated with an MSLS from the University of Kentucky in 1978 and an MA in religion from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1980. Prior to joining OCLC, Matt worked for Fretwell-Downing Informatics (FDI) for four years and Geac Computers for seven years. In both companies he was involved with increasing levels of responsibility for product direction and creation. Matt was involved in the early days of automation—first using the OCLC cataloging system, and later writing a grant to create the first COM-Cat for the BL Fisher Library.

Russell Palmer

Russell Palmer is a Professional Development Librarian at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell often works with library members with specific challenges, from effectively scheduling staff and resources to easy document sharing with remote users. Russell is very experienced with providing training and consulting using OCLC products and services, including OCLC WorldCat Resource Sharing, ILLiad and OCLC WorldCat Collection Analysis. Additionally, Russell effectively applies his practical knowledge of Web-scale tools through fast, reasonable and accessible solutions. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.

John Voloudakis

John Voloudakis is an ECAR Research Fellow. He has served the higher education and healthcare industries as a consultant and administrator for over 18 years. He has held leadership positions in the education practices of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, BearingPoint, and Huron Consulting Group, where he focused on helping institutions get the most from their investments in information technology. John also led an information technology department at Harvard University. John has co-authored or contributed to several ECAR studies and research bulletins, and he is a frequent speaker and author on enterprise systems, security, and IT organizational effectiveness. In addition to his work as an ECAR Fellow, John is currently an independent management consultant serving the higher education community.