The American Library Association Conference is just around the corner. This year’s conference promises to be a rich professional development experience as librarians navigate the evolving landscape of service to users. As you’re planning your schedule, ProQuest invites you to join us as we explore emerging topics in technology and its impact on information management and delivery.
Implementing Linked Data & Discovery – Liberating Library Data and Empowering Users
Saturday, June 27, 10:00 a.m. PDT at the Westin St. Francis
Libraries are caught at the center of intense change in both users’ research habits and in resource description practices. The Linked Data movement, which is quickly gaining adoption in the library community, helps to resolve both of these challenges. Jason Clark, Associate Professor and Head of Library Informatics & Computing at Montana State University, is a leader in helping libraries prepare for and embrace Linked Data.
ProQuest is delighted to host this practical session featuring Jason as he shares his experiences with Linked Data and how it can help libraries empower their users. You’ll see Linked Data in action as Intota beta partner, Peter Zhang from University of Texas at Arlington, joins Jason to provide his perspective on how the platform in Intota leverages the benefits of Linked Data. Get a sneak peak at the quickly evolving Intota Version 2 solution, to boot.
ProQuest: New Content, New Platform Upgrades, New Experiences
Saturday, June 27, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. PDT at the Parc 55 Hotel
The development of sophisticated and robust web standards, and the vast range of available mobile access and network services, has transformed expectations for research and publishing. Join ProQuest for a special session with Peter Brantley, Director of Online Strategy for the University of California Davis Library, as he presents “A Hollow Sphere: The rise of interactivity and the submergence of publishing.”
In this fascinating session, Peter will show us how the act of publishing is becoming less important than creating opportunities for continual engagement. The forces at work? Information that can be delivered with precision into highly contextualized environments, augmenting both personalization and the ability for readers to interact with texts and data in new ways. Independent discovery that is becoming secondary to machine based recommendations, and curation technologies that are rapidly moving beyond the mechanical to algorithmic. Peter surveys these trends and guides us to a holistic understanding of these transitions.
We’ll also preview innovations from ProQuest that enable librarians to adapt and succeed in shifting environments, including ProQuest interface enhancements, an introduction to SIPX, and a live demonstration of the new Ebook Central.
Hurry to secure your spot – seats are limited for these sessions!