Technology Update for Libraries: What's HOT, What's NOT

Date & Time
Thursday, April 16
9:00 a.m. - Noon
Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Administration Building
2111 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio
$35 CAMLS libraries
$50 Non-library staff from member's organizations
$70 Non-members
Fee includes materials and coffee
Deadline: Thursday, April 9
Limit: 70

Library Automation expert Rob McGee returns for a third consecutive year to share information on new technologies coming down the pike. Provocative, direct, and often surprising, his sessions provide technical and financial information and an understanding of the broad marketplace of new products and services available to libraries.

Rob McGee holds graduate degrees in both library and computing science. Since 1967 Rob has worked as a professional in the field of library automation. In his work on three successive leading edge library automation research and development projects from 1967 through 1982 at the University of Chicago Library, he produced proposals, systems requirements, systems designs, technical plans, and library automation planning processes that continually advanced the state-of-the-art of library automation. In 1980 Rob founded RMG Consultants, Inc. to bring the benefits of his extensive experience with automated library systems to librarians. Since that time RMG Consultants, Inc. has assisted hundreds of libraries around the globe to plan, procure, and implement automated library systems and services. A 1990 Library Journal article identified Rob among the top 101 library leaders. In 1991 Rob formed RMG/CAVAL with CAVAL Ltd. of Melbourne, Australia to share his expertise and methodologies with libraries throughout Australasia.
Intended Audience
Those responsible for selecting and purchasing technology-related products for their library, or anyone interested in current and future technology and the issues that surround it.
  • Your opportunity to learn from one of the country's foremost experts on library automation.
    Course Content
    • Personal Computers and Network Computers with Web Browsers and Java-based GUIs (graphical user interfaces)

    • HTTP/Z39.50 Servers

    • High-bandwidth local and wide-area networks (including wireless and CATV)

    • Network security

    • Access to local and remote databases

    • Multimedia databases

    • Database licensing

    • Nw CPUs and new operating systems

    • Cient/server architectures

    • Object-oriented programming

    • Aplets

    • Industry standards

    • Systems integration

    • Impact of rapid technology change on staffing and training

    • Steps for developing effective information strategies