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Moving Library Cooperation to Web Scale: May 18, 2011, at Denver Public Library

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 May 18 at the Denver Public Library 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

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time

Denver Public Library
10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, Colorado 80204-2731

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


10:30–10:45 Welcome and Introductions
Jennifer Bielewski, LYRASIS
10:45–11:00 Cloud Computing Q&A Activity
Jennifer Bielewski, LYRASIS

Manage Your Library, Not Your Technology
Jeff Schilling, OCLC

Video Feature: Early Adopters Discuss OCLC Web Scale Management Services


OCLC Web-scale Management Services Demonstration
Jeff Schilling, OCLC

12:45–1:30 Lunch/Group Discussions

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


Michael Dula and Grace Ye from Pepperdine University
Joining the event remotely will be Michael Dula, Director of Digital Initiatives, and Grace Ye, Digital Systems Librarian from Pepperdine University. Pepperdine was a WMS pilot library and is now in full production with Web-scale Management Services. Michael and Grace will share their experience, status, and specifically focus on necessary steps for the WMS data migration.


Jeff Schilling



About the Speakers:

Jennifer Bielewski
Jennifer 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.

Jeff Schilling
Jeff joined OCLC in November 2008. Currently a Product Manager at OCLC, his prior experience in the library industry spans nearly 15 years and seven different commercial library automation systems provided by Data Research Associates, Sirsi Corporation and later SirsiDynix. During his tenure with these vendors, Jeff served as the Director of Sales Support, providing technical consulting and system demonstrations to libraries of all types throughout North America. He holds a Master of Science in Library Science from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classics from Valparaiso University.