Posted by Lori Ayre on April 7, 2010

If you care about physical delivery of library material (and I do), you may want to catch this webinar being produced by NISO.

It’s in the Mail: Improving the Physical Delivery of Library Resources
May 12, 2010
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

I'm going to open the session with a broad discussion of delivery issues in libraries. So, in my twenty minutes, I'm thinking I'll talk about the increased demand on libraries to provide access to anything anywhere and to do so quickly. The open source trend is providing new opportunities to respond to this demand with better discovery tools and more sharing of systems. Shared systems make the "find and request" side of resource-sharing a slam dunk but this in turn puts a heavier burden on physical delivery. RFID has a role to play too. As the US gets closer to having a data model standard, there are opportunities to use RFID tags to speed up the movement of material and to track and sort it better.

If you have opinions about something I should address, let me know!