This week I am in DC for the APTrust Member Meeting. We are being hosted by the Georgetown University Libraries in Lauinger Library. A great view of the potamac from our window. Lots of discussion and lots of talk about scaling services over time and possible new partnerships. Great discussions.
Many of you may have seen my latest posts about WSSSPE4 to be held Sept 12-14, 2016 at the University of Manchester. I am very excited to be involved in WSSSPE4 and encourage everyone to get their short (2pgs) or long (8pgs) papers in by the deadline of July 10, 2016.
- Social Media: @WSSSPE or #WSSSPE4 on twitter.
- Link to Organizing Committee: http://wssspe.researchcomputing.org.uk/wssspe4/organizers/
- Link to Call for Papers: http://wssspe.researchcomputing.org.uk/wssspe4/submissions/
Today I am at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando. I am at a library services platform panel hosted by @mbreeding. At this panel most of the major library services platform vendors discussed the state of the market. There was actually a pretty good analysis of the consolidation happening in the market by Jim Tallman at III. Most talked a good game about system and service interoperability but I am intrigued by the new open player Folio_LSP.
Sebastien Hammer below discussed the launch of Folio_LSP.
This week am in Newark, NJ at the Rutgers University-Newark Campus with many old friends talking digital libraries. Am very excited about our proposal for next year in Toronto (go JCDL 2017).