The Future of the Integrated Library System?

This hour-long webinar will examine the current state of integrated library systems and their declining relevance to the needs of libraries and their patrons. It will also posit a comprehensive knowledge management focus for libraries as well as a new way of thinking about the disciplines of librarianship.

Who Should Attend

Anyone with an interest in this topic can benefit from this session and is welcome to participate.

Course Level & Prerequisites



Walter Nelson works for RAND Corporation, where he provides information support. He made a decision when computers were first entering the workplace to focus on mastering and implementing information technology. He has been the web master and systems administrator for the RAND library, and has been instrumental in the introduction of technologies like blogging and RSS to the corporation.

Date & Time

Availible 24/7. Originally presented August 1, 2012.

This session lasts about an hour.





Technical Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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How to Register

No registration required. Access the session now: 

Recording (YouTube)

Recording (.wmv)

Slides (.pdf)


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