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Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale: pre-ALA session in New Orleans on June 23

Move from server serfdom to the cooperative cloud

Everyone seems to be throwing around phrases like, "in the cloud," or "paradigm shifts of Web-scale proportion." But do you have the knowledge to formulate how you will elevate your library's critical services—including acquisition, circulation and license management—to the cooperative cloud?

To help you get the knowledge you need, OCLC and LYRASIS have partnered to present Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale. Join us on June 23 at The Historic New Orleans Collection to discover how Web scale is revitalizing traditional services through shared workflows, activities and data. At this event, 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.

This event is free and open to all. Register today!

View more dates and learn more about this series.

Through your participation in our Moving Libraries 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.
  • Dream up new possibilities and discuss strategies for overcoming obstacles.
  • Identify what you still need to find out—as part of your journey to the cloud.

Event Details

Thursday, June 23, 2011
10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Cruise Room
Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

Graphic: Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale

"We have a lot of good things that librarians could do if we could free up their time. Moving our ILS to the cloud fit our overall technology goals. With WMS, system costs will drop significantly. Like "getting another FTE" significantly. We're going to save a lot of staff time."

—Michael Dula, Director for Digital Initiatives and Technology Strategy, Pepperdine University Libraries


10:00–10:15 Welcome and Introductions
Jennifer Bielewski, LYRASIS
10:15–10:30 Cloud Computing Q&A Activity
Jennifer Bielewski, LYRASIS

Manage Your Library, Not Your Technology
Matt Goldner, OCLC

Video Feature: Early Adopters Discuss OCLC Web Scale Management Services


OCLC Web-scale Management Services Demonstration
Matt Goldner, OCLC

12:15–1:00 Lunch/Group Discussions

Web-scale Management Services Data Readiness Activities
Jennifer Bielewski, LYRASIS

2:00–3:00 Q&A/Summary
Matt Goldner, OCLC



About the Speakers:

Jennifer Bielewski

Jennifer Bielewski joined LYRASIS in 1999 as a preservation microfilm specialist. She has held several positions within LYRASIS' Member Services department ranging from the database services coordinator to Support Supervisor. She now is a member of the Educational Services team as an Educational Services Librarian specializing in cataloging and metadata instruction.

Jennifer is a graduate of Berry College in Mt. Berry Georgia and is currently enrolled at Florida State University to obtain a Master's of Library and Information Science. She has worked in both public and academic libraries prior to joining LYRASIS.

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.