Posted by Mike Cassettari at Monday, June 22, 2009
SLA attendees all had different objectives in mind when they signed up for the show and entered the INFO-EXPO floor. They came from around the country to learn about the latest technologies in the special libraries industry, get updated on trends driving the market, and more.
For one attendee we met, Kimmy Szeto, you could say SLA "struck a chord." Kimmy is General Manager of Argento, a New-York based non-profit that produces concerts, music festivals, recordings, educational events, and instructional materials for music lovers around the globe. His team has put concerts on at Carnegie Hall, and organized music classes for students as far as Turkey and China.
Our podcasting team bumped into Kimmy shortly after he arrived at the show floor, and talked to him about what he was interested in gaining from SLA. We learned Argento is embarking on a new music project to create videos and other multimedia content of concerts. Kimmy, also being a music librarian, was at the show looking for ways to publish and manage the videos online. Well, we found him in just right spot: where most the database vendors were stationed.
Take a listen to our podcast above to learn more about Kimmy's project, and what he's looking for to help bring it to life.