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Video: Panel – Executive Perspectives of the Library Tech Industry

Wednesday Keynote Panel at Computers in Libraries 2016

Moderator: Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant, Library Technology Guides
Sam Brooks, Executive Vice President, EBSCO
Bill Davison, CEO, SirsiDynix
Nathan Curulla, Owner, CRO, Bywater Solutions
Beth Jefferson, CEO, BiblioCommons
Leif Pedersen, CTO, Innovative

Marshall Breeding leads the discussion among a panel of executives from key companies which provide or support strategic technologies for libraries. These executives represent organizations with a mix of strategic perspectives, including those that develop library management platforms, discovery services, content and technology products, and open source development and support. Following a brief introduction, Breeding facilitates a lively discussion probing the technology and business trends currently in play, including industry consolidation, differing approaches to opening software to library programmers, and the shift toward cloud-based technologies.

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Video: Innovation & the Knowledge Ecosystem

Keynote: Innovation & the Knowledge Ecosystem

Dave Snowden, Founder & CSO, Cognitive Edge – There are three necessary preconditions to innovation: starvation (or scarcity, perhaps need—a shortage of resources where usually there is abundance), pressure (or urgency—an immediate and relentless demand for resolution of the scarcity—a changing world), and perspective shift (new ways of thinking about the problem). We know that libraries are a part of the knowledge ecosystem but how can they be more innovative so they are recognized as having an impact on that knowledge ecosystem? How can they help others innovate more? And how can libraries gain new perspectives and types of thinking? Our popular speaker will challenge your thinking and supply some interesting insights.

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See you in Monterey!

Gather insights and ideas to ignite your imagination and spark innovation at the 19th annual Internet Librarian conference and exhibition as we focus on the new roles and directions that information professionals are taking within the “info service biz”.

The BeerBrarian’s Guide to Computers in Libraries 2015

Jacob Berg’s Guide for 2015 is online:

A brief word about the guide:With a few exceptions, anything posted below have been vetted by me. These are places I frequent, or at least have been in. Not mentioned is that west of the conference there are many embassies, which would be a nice walk during breaks, or after the sessions have ended for the day.

Read on at  The BeerBrarian’s Guide to Computers in Libraries 2015

Register for a Dine-Around at CIL 2015

Join your colleagues, fellow conference attendees, and your hosts for terrific conversation, dinner on the town, and lots of fun you won’t soon forget! Chat about the day’s events and topics of interest. Choose from a range of wonderful food and dining expeditions to great restaurants in the D.C. area. Sign up online for the excursion of your choice. (You pay for your own dinner but share a table with other CIL participants.) Lists will be maintained online, and during the conference copies will be on the bulletin boards in the registration area at the Hilton Washington. Groups will meet either in that area before going to the restaurant together or will meet at the restaurant.

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