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Marshall Breeding will be CRD Luncheon Speaker

June 15, 2011

The College & Research Division invites you to attend the CRD Luncheon at the 2011 PaLA Conference on Tuesday, October 4 to hear Marshall Breeding speak about the future of library automation. In addition to being the Director for Innovative Technologies and Research for the Vanderbilt University Libraries in Nashville, TN, Marshall is the Executive Director the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, a large-scale archive of digital video content.

Fundamental shifts in academic libraries have transpired over the last decades that demand new models of support from their automation systems. Increased emphasis on delivering access to electronic resources and digital collections, with lingering, though diminishing, involvement with print collections require automation platforms capable of providing a more equitable balance in management of all types of resources. Breeding will describe the emerging products and services for library automation that aim to address these new realities.

Marshall is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides (www.librarytechnology.org) and the lib-web-cats online directory of libraries on the Web. He writes a monthly column for Computers in Libraries; is a Contributing Editor for Smart Libraries Newsletter published by the American Library Association; is the author of nine issues of ALA’s Library Technology Reports; and has written the annual “Automation Marketplace” feature published by Library Journal since 2002.

Breeding is the editor or author of six books, most recently  Next-Gen Library Catalogs, which is volume 1 of The Tech Set, a series of ten books published by Neal-Schuman to “help librarians implement essential technologies and tools to deliver outstanding new services and remain relevant in the digital age.”

The College and Research Division of PaLA would like to acknowledge that Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Bureau of Library Development, to support professional development for Pennsylvania academic librarians, will enable Marshall Breeding’s  attendance at the 2011 PaLA Conference.

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