Belated followup, we have posted a YouTube video of this event.
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM, Jimmy Ghaphery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Please see the announcement below for the event on January 9th which will
> also be streamed.
> Library technology-science leaders to gather at VCU on Jan. 9 for "Moving
> Up to the Cloud" event*
> As one of the first major research universities to launch a pioneering new
> cloud-resident enterprise library platform, Virginia Commonwealth
> University is hosting an educational session Jan. 9, designed to help other
> libraries around the world prepare for the next generation of library
> VCU Libraries went live in the fall semester with Alma, cloud-resident
> enterprise library software from Ex Libris Inc. Alma is a unified
> resource-management system that replaced the system VCU had used for the
> past decade, which had also been developed by Ex Libris. VCU is the third
> library in North America to have launched Alma.
> Speakers at the Jan. 9 event:
> - Marshall Breeding, the national authority on enterprise library
> systems, is editor of Library Technology Guides and author of a monthly
> column in Computers in Libraries.
> - Mark Ryland, chief solutions architect for Amazon Web Serviceís
> Worldwide Public Sector team, began working with Microsoft Federal Systems
> as a senior architectural engineer and has seen the industry grow up.
> - Mark Triest, president of Ex Libris North America since 2010,
> previously was president of Inigral, a social-media start-up delivering
> applications for the education market. He also served as senior vice
> president of global sales at Sunguard Higher Education.
> - John Ulmschneider, university librarian at VCU, is a past president
> and board member of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries and
> leads VCUís growing and innovative research-library system.
> - Gene Damon, panel moderator, is director of library automation for
> the Virginia Community College System, one of the nationís largest
> community-college systems. He is chair of the steering committee for the
> Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA), and brings a distinguished background
> of leadership in enterprise library systems in both corporate and academic
> An audience of Virginia and Washington-area academic library leaders will
> participate in two panel sessions, which will be streamed live on the Web
> and posted for viewing by interested parties worldwide.
> Get details, register to attend, or watch live<http://www.library.vcu.edu/events/cloud/>
> Jimmy Ghaphery
> Head, Library Information Systems
> VCU Libraries
Head, Library Information Systems