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Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale: November 16 at Durham Public Library

Graphic: Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale  

November 16, 2010
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Durham Public Library-Main Branch
300 North Roxboro Street
Durham, NC 27701
Telephone (919) 560-0100
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
  • Factors Leading Libraries to Web Scale [PDF, 31 slides]
    Tim Rogers, NC Live; OCLC Web-scale Management Services Advisory Council

Graphic: Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale


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

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

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

Factors Leading Libraries to Web Scale
Tim Rogers, NC Live; OCLC Web-scale Management Services Advisory Council

12:30 - 1:15

Lunch (on site)

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



About the Speakers:

Tim Rogers

Tim came to NC LIVE in April 2007 as the organization’s first Executive Director. Among his many responsibilities, Tim articulates NC LIVE’s vision and values, providing mission-driven focus to all of the consortium’s endeavors. Equally important, Tim ensures that NC LIVE staff have the resources they need to best serve member libraries and end-users by managing, leading and assessing the organization’s services, projects, and activities. 

Prior to working for NC LIVE, Tim served as the Associate Director for Operations at the award-winning Johnson County Library in Kansas.  He was a public library director in both Kansas and New York, and worked in special and community college libraries early in his career. Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and the Master of Library Science from Indiana University.  Consistently active in the profession, he served on a number of ALA committees and is a former President of the Kansas Library Association.  He currently a member of the board of the Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield in North Carolina and is Secretary-Treasurer of the North Carolina Library Association's Resources & Technical Services Round Table. 

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.