I have been looking at some of the presentations of Andrew Pace listed at NCSU Libraries Staff Presentations. Andrew is head of systems at NCSU Libraries and writes and presents frequently. In the light of OCLC discussions about ‘unplug and play’, I was interested in his presentation on the disintegrated library system. Also interesting on issues surrounding data in, and leveraged by, the catalog. I do not know Andrew; I realize other colleagues might.
The promise and challenge of Generative AI is now central. This is a summary overview of some of the major directions and issues, acknowledging that things are moving very quickly. I intend it as background to later posts about library implications and developments.