Conference Session 142

OCLC WorldShare: Cloud Computing, Webscale, and Building the Future with Libraries

OCLC Parallel Symposium

14 August 2012 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Session Room 5

A truly next-generation library management system means meeting users at the point of need and creating unified collection management and stream-lined workflows for staff.  The future of cloud-based library automation means providing a technical platform which frees data and services for re-use and re-purpose by libraries and third-party developers.  Hear Andrew Pace, OCLC Executive Director, Networked Library Services, summarize the challenges faced by libraries and OCLC's strategic and tactical plans to offer solutions for libraries that address the changing nature of their collections and the rising expectations of their users.  Jay Jordan, OCLC President and CEO, will speak to how OCLC’s long-term strategy will build on the promise of cloud computing in order to achieve network effects through Webscale library cooperation. This will allow every member to benefit from shared data and the participation of others.

Last update: 9 July 2012