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!
Through your participation in our Moving Libraries to Web Scale series, you and your staff will:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
"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
OCLC Web-scale Management Services Demonstration
Web-scale Management Services Data Readiness Activities
Michael Dula and Grace Ye from Pepperdine University
About the Speakers:
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 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.