If you want to look back 20 years and see where the library industry has been in terms of technology change, this lighthearted presentation provides a great overview. Watch it (or skim through) – I think you’ll find something interesting in it!
Here’s the session description:
The Internet Librarian 2016 evening session – Internet Librarian @ 20: Looking Forward Retrospectively. Lighthearted and entertaining, but also educational and insightful, this evening is an overview of what was and what was envisioned 20 years ago contrasted with the realities of 2016.
It looks at the inaugural 1997 Internet Librarian program topics, speakers, and exhibitors and features comments from original participants; discusses topics and themes that have endured; remembers products and services that no longer exist; and much more! It touches on what customers were exploring and how that contrasts with today, how we are doing business differently today, and what this tells us today and for the future.
Join us for a wonderful evening and also crowd source your photos and memories from Internet Librarian events during the past 20 years.
Moderator: Richard P. Hulser, Chief Librarian and Curator, Research Library and Archives, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Tom Hogan, President & CEO, Information Today, Inc.
Jane Dysart, Principal, Dysart & Jones Associates
Roy Tennant, Senior Program Officer, Research, OCLC
Rebecca Jones, Director of Services, Brampton Library & Dysart & Jones Associates
Erik Boekesteijn, Global Library Motivator, Library Bureau of Innovation
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant, Library Technology Guides
Dr. Frank Cervone, Director of Information Technology, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago & Lecturer, San Jose State University