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EBSCO at the 2017 ACRL Conference

Posted March 20, 2017 in Events & News

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EBSCO will be part of a number of activities at the American College & Research Libraries conference in Baltimore, MD March 22-25. We look forward to seeing you at the Baltimore Convention Center during ACRL.

Visit EBSCO at booth #725 to learn more about the new Ultimate databases, EBSCO eBooks, FOLIO and SmartLinks+.

You can also visit GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO at booth #813.

In addition to visiting the EBSCO booth, here are two sessions EBSCO is participating in at ACRL.

Thursday, March 23

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Opportunities for Community-wide Collaboration to Prepare for an Unprecedented Next Generation

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Room 339-340, Panel

Hear from librarians, developers and support providers collaborating to customize workflows to meet a library’s unique demands. Learn benefits of commercially-backed open source projects and how, if re-designed, next-generation platforms can offer libraries greater flexibility in both pricing and functionality.

Yearning and Yielding to Change: Rethinking the ILS/LSP at its Core

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Room 302-303, Panel

This presentation will discuss the FOLIO project, a community collaboration to develop an open source platform that will support traditional library management functionality, yet is built for innovation. As such, the FOLIO platform will be extensible at its core. This means that anyone can freely build on core functionality or extend the platform through the development of applications that will deliver new services. The project uptake so far indicates a real thirst for this approach, where libraries can leverage the platform’s core functionality, utilize existing applications, and either develop new applications independently or work with other libraries, any developer or commercial vendor. The project, which is well underway, is bound to deliver new approaches to the challenges that libraries face in an ever-changing world. Panelists will discuss what new services may be built on top of the FOLIO platform and how libraries can partake in the community project. Presented by EBSCO.

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