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Wednesday, November 2 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Exploring New Roles of Academic Libraries in a Changing Knowledge Landscape

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Registration Cost: $125 - Register on the Main Conference Registration Page

This workshop explores the future roles of academic libraries, and what new library technologies might be needed to support them. The workshop is based on the insights gathered through the Collaboration between Index Data, EBSCO, and the Kuali-OLE libraries to build a new Open Source Library Service Platform (LSP). The project is very much conceived as an engine of change in the industry, and a means of facilitating conversations and collaboration around new kinds of library services.

During the workshop, several key members of the Collaboration will present an overview of key findings to date, and engage participants in a structured exchange of ideas around central themes which have been identified so far. This includes (but is not limited to) supporting knowledge productivity, ensuring an integrated delivery experience, engaging in shared efforts across libraries and not the least exploring new business models.

This workshop is not designed to be a sales pitch for any open source software or for the specific platform, but an earnest desire to engage in conversation around these themes and topics. This is a great chance to participate in a strategic and open minded conversation that can help shape the future of academic libraries.

The strategic workshop will be highly interactive. Participation will therefore be limited to 30 people.

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Sebastian Hammer

Co-Founder and President, Index Data
Co-founder of Index Data. Passionate about interoperable systems and collaborative software projects. I have worked with library technology for the better part of three decades.
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Michael Winkler

Managing Director OLE (Open Library Environment), OLE

Wednesday November 2, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401