Roy Tennant to present opening keynote at Access 2013 in St. John's Newfoundland on 24 September

Access 2013 is Canada's premier library technology conference bringing librarians, technicians, developers, programmers, and managers together to discuss cutting-edge library technologies. It takes place in St. John's Newfoundland, 23-26 September 2013, and features in-depth analyses, panel discussions, lightning talks and a hackfest, as well as networking and social events.

OCLC Research Senior Program Officer Roy Tennant will present the opening keynote, "What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been," on 24 September from 9:15-10:15 a.m. NDT.

In this presentation, Roy will describe how the last twenty years have seen incredible changes in libraries, society, and ourselves. Where were we in 1993 and how did we get where we are today? What were our successes, our failures, our laughably lame attempts to make progress? For those of you attending Access 2013 in person, Roy promises that "You'll laugh, you'll cry, you’ll want to punch your neighbor or throw things at the speaker. Try to behave yourself as we take a rollicking look back at where we've come from and discover how on earth we made it this far alive."

Roy's presentation will be posted on our OCLC Research at Access 2013 page, on our presentations page and in SlideShare following the conference.

For more information:

Roy Tennant
Senior Program Officer
OCLC Research

Melissa Renspie
Senior Communications Officer
OCLC Research


Quick links:

Access Conference 2013 [link]

OCLC Research at Access 2013 [link]

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