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Heads of Cataloging Interest Group

When: 
Monday, June 29, 2015
8:30 am to 10:00 am, US/Pacific

Our two panelists will be discussing one of the most important issues facing technical services today, namely, whether and how to migrate to a next-generation ILS, or what Marshal Breeding has called "Library Services Platforms" [1]. How are critical licensing decisions made? What kind of advance planning and analysis is required? What advice can be given to those of us yet to take the plunge? The stakes are high as we consider options for in-house development, cloud-hosting, and software-as-a-service (SaaS), which in turn affect decisions on organizational structure, professional development, and staff recruitment. Beth Camden, Director of Information Processing at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, will discuss a migration to Kuali OLE [2], and Joseph Kiegel, Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Washington Libraries, will discuss a migration to Ex Libris's Alma [3]. There will be ample time at the end for audience questions and comments. [1] http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/download.php/9922/FE_Grant_Future_... [2] https://www.kuali.org/ole [3] http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/AlmaOverview