Chief Technology Strategist
Beth Sandore Namachchivaya
Associate Dean, Associate University Librarian for IT Planning and Policy
University of Illinois
Technology innovation in libraries is fueled by input from many sources: faculty, students, staff, community and external collaborations. This presentation will focus on what has worked, and how libraries can support the technology innovation process. It will include examples of ideas that have spurred technology innovation at the presenters’ respective institutions, including location-based services, data curation services, and video delivery to the classroom. By examining innovations that are successful, this session proposes to derive a better understanding of what libraries can do to support innovation. In addition to looking at the products of technology innovation, the presenters will identify some key drivers that contribute to successful innovation. Also to be discussed: innovative ideas that have incubated the parallel development of similar tools (VIVO, BibApp), and the implications of the community working with multiple similar tools.