BLC Technology COI Virtual Spring Meeting 2021

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The BLC’s Technology Community of Interest will hold an informal virtual Spring meeting for open discussions and knowledge sharing on library technology topics. The event is free and open to all BLC members.


When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 2-4pm Eastern Time

Registration: please fill out this short Google form by March 19th


Agenda (draft, subject to change, participants can suggest additional topics via the registration form): 

  • Welcome – Yueqing Chen and Emily Singley, Co-Chairs
  • COI Business: 2021 Tech Survey results – Viral Amin / Kara Hart / Matt Sylvain 
  • Open discussion / knowledge sharing around Covid impact on library services, user expectations, and support for online learning; Post-pandemic considerations
  • Interesting library technology projects and innovations 
    • OpenAthens
    • Lean Library
  • Discussion and planning for COI initiatives
    • Connect the inventory to other institutional data including data produced by the library? E.g. ILS and FTE, or discovery system and library transactions
    • Support for next-gen resource sharing and controlled digital lending (CDL): ReSHARE, Rapido, Alma-D, Tipasa, etc.