February 17, 2018

Driving Innovation through Collaboration: Library Perspectives

Presented by: Ex Libris & Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Universities are moving fast. How do you stay ahead of the curve to support the changing needs of students, researchers, and faculty?

In this session we’ll look at how community collaboration and open platforms can drive innovative library services and tighten connections to the academic ecosystem. Library leaders will share their perspectives, highlight the latest developments, and discuss the impact of Ex Libris community collaboration.

Topics will include:

  • The evolution of Linked Open Data, and why it’s important for libraries to pay attention
  • The use of open framework to extend discovery services, driven by community development
  • Leveraging extensible library platforms to extend solutions through open APIs


  • Laura Akerman – Discovery Systems and Metadata Librarian, Emory University
  • Allen Jones – Director of Digital Library and Technical Services, The New School


  • Andrew French – Solutions Architecture Manager, Ex Libris

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