In April, METRO hosted â€œDigital Dilemmas,â€? a full-day symposium addressing some of the key strategic issues facing libraries in the digital era. With more than 75 librarians and library administrators in attendance, the event brought together nationally recognized experts who explored the primary challenges facing libraries in a digital world, provided insights into the digital information economy and its effect on scholarship, and highlighted future opportunities for libraries.
â€œWe were pleased with the large turnout for this important symposium,â€? says Jason Kucsma, METRO's Emerging Technology Manager, who helped to organize the event. â€œOur speakers really drove home the point that libraries are part of a larger ecosystem of digital information management. The symposium reinforced the idea that libraries can be major contributors to solving digital information management problems if we work with individuals in other fields (including publishers and scholars) who are dealing with similar issues.â€?
METRO has posted a wealth of post-symposium resources online, including slides from the presentations and an insightful article on the event by Tom Clareson (Senior Consultant for New Initiatives at Lyrasis) and Jason Kucsma. Access these resources here.