The Internet Librarian 2016 mobile-friendly program is now online at http://m.libconf.com.
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Wednesday Keynote Panel at Computers in Libraries 2016
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.
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.
The Computers in Libraries 2016 Mobile Program can be accessed at http://m.libconf.com.
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”.
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.