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Friday, June 7 • 1:10pm - 2:10pm
The End of Nostradamus: Killing Predictive Checkin Without Feeling Guilty

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In the 1980s and 1990s, ILS software took the next step forward in serial checkin: fully-predictive checkin systems, that told you exactly what you were going to receive when. The idea was that checkin would take only seconds per issue, and the software would do almost all the work for you. Predictive data would be shared universally, eliminating duplicative work at each library. Standards work and new MARC tags would facilitate data interchange. In the 2010s, the next generation of ILSes is emerging, and predictive checkin isn't being included in most of them. What happened to dim the promise of prediction? What sort of systems are being developed to replace it?

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Young Moon

Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, Boston College
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Bob Persing

Kuali OLE Project Librarian, University of Pennsylvania Library
Bob Persing currently serves as Kuali OLE Project Librarian for the University of Pennsylvania Library.  He's worked at Penn for over 20 years, primarily in serials, which has kept him young at heart.

Friday June 7, 2013 1:10pm - 2:10pm EDT
Regency Ballroom C 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

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