State University’s Camden-Carroll Library hosted the eBUG (Ex Libris Bluegrass
Users Group) Annual Conference for Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee
Friday, June 20. eBUG is a regional group for the larger ExLibris Users Group
of North America.
conference, held at the Adron Doran University Center, was for a group of librarians,
systems librarians, and IT staff who support ExLibris products from across the
tri-state that use Voyager as their Integrated Library System (ILS) and other
guest speaker was Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant, speaker, author
and a major expert on technologies in
libraries. Breeding provided an overview of the current state of technologies
available to academic libraries for managing and providing access to their
collections and of the models of automation that have shifted away from a focus
on print to ones that encompass electronic resources and digital collections.
cooperation has become a central concern, where multi-campus universities,
consortia, statewide, or even national library systems are increasingly
exploring opportunities to share infrastructure rather than implement local
systems. Many of the new platforms are deployed as multi-tenant SaaS (software
as a service).
also discussed the next generation of library resource management systems and other
topics of interest to academic libraries.
Chapman, systems/business liaison librarian, was this year’s chair; and Pamela
Colyer, head of cataloging, was this year’s secretary/treasurer.
information is available by contacting Chapman at 606-783-2200.
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