Hectic Pace is a collection of thoughts, essays, pointers to other library thinkers and doers. It began in June 2006 as a blog supplement to Andrew Pace’s Technically Speaking column in American Libraries. That supplement lasted until December 2007. In 2008, the blog moved to the OCLC domain and ran until 2013. After a long hiatus, Hectic Pace was re-launched on its own domain. Past posts from its American Libraries run (2006-2007) and OCLC run (2008-2013) have been migrated to the hecticpace.com domain.
Andrew leads a team of research scientists, architects, and engineers who track library and broader data science trends and is responsible for building a coordinated R&D strategy for OCLC Research. Previously, he directed the development of the WorldShare Platform, WorldShare Management Services, CONTENTdm, and several other library management applications. Prior to joining OCLC, Andrew was Head of Information Technology at North Carolina State University Libraries, where he spent nine years participating in several digital library projects. Andrew is a Past President of the Library Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of ALA, and is a current member of the ALA Executive Board for 2016-2019.
Andrew is also a candidate for ALA Treasurer for 2019-2022. Visit his candidate page.
Andrew K. Pace also blogs occasionally for OCLC Next. The opinions expressed here on Hectic Pace are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of OCLC, its staff, or its members.