Check Us Out at VALA 2020 in Melbourne

News | January 15, 2020

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Find out where EBSCO Information Services will be at this year’s VALA 2020 Conference in Australia.

VALA (Libraries, Technology and The Future) will be hosting this year’s VALA 2020 Biennial Conference on 11-13 February.

Visit EBSCO at booths 11 and 12 along with IEEE and OpenAthens. Throughout the conference, we will be discussing the latest enhancements from GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, research databases, Software as a Service solutions including EBSCO Discovery Service™, Stacks and OpenAthens, as well as live demonstrations of the FOLIO open source ILS/LSP platform.

Here’s a quick look at where you can catch us at VALA 2020:

GOBI Breakfast:

The annual GOBI breakfast returns. Join us for a complimentary breakfast as we share information about product development and collection development trends, data and analytics. There will be time for open discussion, networking and questions.

Location: Meeting Room 209, MCEC (near VALA) 
Date: Wed 12th Feb
Time: 7.30am – 8.30am

Register here

Lunch and Learn - Next Generation Library Ecosystem: The Future of Libraries is Open!

Join us for this special Lunch and Learn event. Hear from industry leaders about the future of library systems, including a guest speaker, Christie Thomas from the University of Chicago who will be presenting on FOLIO and Linked Date later in the conference (details below).

Location: Meeting Room 209, MCEC (near VALA)  
Date: Wed 12th Feb
Time: 12:30pm – 1:45pm

Register here

Join Us for Breakfast with OpenAthens Experts

Do you have questions or want to learn more about OpenAthens, single sign-on and moving away from IP-based authentication for your library? Join the OpenAthens team for breakfast. Whether you are completely new to the topic or an IT expert, this complimentary breakfast will be an open forum catering to all levels. There will be demonstrations, discussions on the future roadmap and industry trends.

The panel will be hosted by Jon Bentley from OpenAthens, who is presenting a separate session on Single Sign-On and Identity: Integrated Technology for an Integrated Future Tuesday afternoon (see details below).   

Date: Tuesday 11th Feb
Time: 8:00am – 8:45am
Location: Meeting Room 206

RSVP here

FOLIO Demonstration Sessions

Want to see a live demonstration of FOLIO? Our software experts will be providing a series of demonstrations throughout the conference. To reserve a time, contact your EBSCO representative or email us with your preferred time.

VALA Presentations:

Single Sign-On and Identity: Integrated Technology for an Integrated Future – by Jon Bentley, OpenAthens, Tuesday 11th Feb., 2:45 – 3:15 p.m., Eureka Room 3

Pathways for Linked Data Integrations with the FOLIO Library Services Platform – Christie Thomas, University of Chicago Library, Thursday 13th Feb., 1:45 – 3:25 p.m., Eureka Room 3

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