RLG Partnership meeting: going, going…

We’ve recently put the final touches on the agenda for the RLG Partnership meeting, June 1-2 in Boston.

We have quite an array of attractive programming, including:

  • 13 update sessions: briefings on projects we have underway
  • 7 “cool tool” demos: a peek under the hood, with demonstrations of prototypes (and functioning services) put together by my more technically adept colleagues
  • Andrew Pace (OCLC) will talk moving library management services to “Web scale”
  • Penny Carnaby (Chief Executive and National Librarian, National Library of New Zealand) will talk about the special role that national libraries play
  • John Wilkin (University of Michigan) will talk about the HathiTrust
  • It’s also (as always!) a great opportunity for networking — learning from and rubbing shoulders with others in the RLG Partnership and this year I’m looking forward to interacting with a record number of partners from outside the US (check out the registration list!)

    And as if that were not enough, we also have an ice breaking trivia contest on May 31st, and two receptions (one at the conference hotel and one at the Boston Public Library), and a symposium on user studies on June 3rd.

    I’m looking forward to it, and if you are in the RLG Partnership, I hope you are, too. It’s not too late to register, so if you haven’t signed up yet, join us in wrapping up this program year and kicking off the next.