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Wednesday, November 7 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
This Is the Future That Libraries Want

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In a recent survey, academic librarians were asked to share their thoughts on the future of library technology, culminating with the question, “How do you envision your library ten years from now?” More than 150 librarians from around the world responded, and survey results show that the future libraries want is already here with tools and approaches including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, voice recognition, virtual reality, 3D printing, gamified experiences, embedded librarianship, living labs and more. When creating new library services through the use of next-gen technology, it is as essential as ever for librarians to collaborate with the user community to understand the technologies and workflows already in place, motivators for change, and barriers to access new projects or initiatives. Margaret Briand Wolfe, Systems Librarian at Boston College shares insights from the community survey regarding the technologies used by libraries today, their current challenges, and plans for the future. The presentation will include updates on the newly developed tools and roadmap functionality that harness artificial intelligence to make intelligent, action-oriented recommendations, as well as plans for system advancements at Boston College.

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Andrew French

Director of Sales Operations, Ex Libris
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Margaret Briand Wolfe

Systems Librarian, Boston College
Boston College was a development partner with Ex Libris for Alma and was the first institution to go live with Alma in July 2012. As a systems librarian at Boston College my primary responsibility is Alma. I also work in Alma Analytics and with the Alma APIs. Feel free to ask me anything... Read More →

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ProQuest and Ex Libris

ProQuest is committed to supporting the important work happening in the world’s research and learning communities. The company curates content that matters to the advancement of knowledge, assembling an archive of billions of vetted, indexed documents. It simplifies workflows so... Read More →

Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Embassy Suites