Online Educational Symposium Series

The Inevitability of Automation: Robots in Academic Libraries

By IGI Global on Jul 1, 2013
Edward IglesiasIGI Global, an international publishing company specializing in applied research publications on all aspects of information technology management, is pleased to announce the July edition of the Online Educational Symposium Series.

Libraries in the 21st Century are constantly challenged and influenced by changes technology imposes upon today’s society. As a mediator of knowledge, these institutions must adapt quickly to changes to maintain a steady flow of current information.

This month’s edition of the Online Educational Symposium Series will discuss trends in automation, artificial intelligence, and outsourcing. With cataloging and acquisitions being increasingly outsourced, and the growing power of chatbots and artificial intelligence to handle reference questions, staying on top of developing technologies is the only way we can maintain relevancy in library positions.

On Thursday, July 25th, Edward Iglesias of Central Connecticut State University and Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant specializing in the area of library technologies, will host the symposium The Inevitability of Automation: Robots in Academic Libraries. Based on Iglesias' book Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation, this presentation will discuss the role of automation and the necessity to adapt to evolving systems and procedures in libraries.

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