New library systems are being launched, which will deeply affect how libraries carry out their core procedures and tasks.
They include the upcoming cloud-based systems of the world‘s largest suppliers Ex Libris and OCLC, and Open Source systems under construction (e.g. Kuali OLE, KoHa).
Libraries in countries across Europe and the United Kingdom are moving to these new systems. LIBER is therefore planning a workshop to discuss challenges and opportunities related to these systems, and to examine how these systems will change libraries’ working methods. The workshop Next Generation Library Systems in Europe will be held on the morning of 29 June at LIBER’s Annual Conference in Helsinki.
Questions to be asked include: What is new with the cloud systems? Which challenges are connected to these scenarios? What is really exciting?
In particular, the impact of the new systems on metadata management will be discussed. Library networks will also have to rethink their roles and tasks, because the new systems are able to provide the national or regional databases, which are in the responsibility of the library networks now.
For more information, please contact the workshop organiser: Prof. Dr. Andreas Degkwitz