IDCC 2017: Impressions from the Evolving Sector of Digital Asset Management & Preservation

Robert Bley, Ex Libris UK I attended IDCC this year for the first time in many years, and was pleasantly surprised by the range of issues discussed. From “big” visionary research findings, to practical day-to-day applications, it was all there. The conference began with an interesting paper which pointed out that meaning can be obtained as

Group Communication

Coach, Confidante, Communicator: The Library Manager’s Role in Change Management

By Kevin Stehr, Vice President, North American Sales, ProQuest As technology changes…as research habits change…as budget changes…so must libraries change. Whether the change involves a print-to-electronic transition or a space reclamation project, there are bound to be questions, concerns and even resistance. And who stands at the center of a change initiative? The library’s management

Mobile App Design

Is your mobile campus app strategy out of control? How many is too many?

Bob Banerjee – Solutions Architect, campusM Mobile Solutions, Ex Libris First generation campus mobile apps typically had two origins: An expansion on a student record system app A mobile version of the existing university website Expanding a student record system app is largely a one-size-fits-all solution, throwing all the functionality at everyone even if it’s

Digital Time

Lessons Learned from Data Loss and the Need for Digital Preservation Strategies

Adi Alter, Rosetta Senior Product Manager, Digital Preservation and Management, Ex Libris I am frequently asked how necessary it is to apply digital preservation strategies and how frequently data is actually lost in the absence of such a strategy. I believe that this question should be addressed from a different angle – how great will