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.
Sebastien Hammer of Index Data talking about the folio open library services platform.
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).
Having a good time this week at the Designing for Digital Conference. This great UX conference is part of the now famous ER&L Conference held annually in Austin. This year’s keynote was from Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path fame. He spoke a bit about UX themes but I found his comment about the following really hit home “…when the product does not resonate with people, they then hold themselves to blame.” See his slide for that below…
Today I got to speak on a panel with a great set of speakers Marshall Breeding, Neil Block and Curtis Thacker. We had a great time and really enjoyed the audience. Our slides from today are below.
This week I am in Chicago, IL for the HathiTrust Annual Members Meeting as well as some side meetings for the HT Program Steering Committee and the HT Board. We will be talking about the latest accomplishments of the HathiTrust Research Center as well as work that we have done in the Scholar’s Commons and Scholarly Commons at Indiana University and the University of Illinois Libraries. We are meeting in the Big 10 Center in Rosemont which is a great place for a meeting.
See below my action shot of @mikefurlough Executive Director of the HathiTrust.
He a great time at #EDU15 and took a good shot of one if our first time pit stoppers along with @kayakpete.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the IU Statewide IT Meeting (ca 1995). So far so good, tomorrow features the grand opening of MDPI for IUB. We were delighted to have members of DPN (Digital Preservation Network) Steven Morales and Mary Molinaro on hand for discussions around our project.
Brad Wheeler #Statewide15 Meeting
Last week I was at the Unizin Innovation Summit #UIS15 in Grapevine, TX (near Dallas).
Had a great tway to me and met new friends.
Today I am at the OLE Board Meeting Summer Retreat at the Big 10 Center in Rosemont, IL supporting the mission of our wonderful board.
We have a great community that really wants to see change for how libraries are managed through our available software platforms.
Great view from the Hyatt here in Cambridge at the VIVO 2015 Opening Reception.