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It covers the organizations that develop and support library-oriented software and systems.
The site offers extensive databases and document repositories to assist libraries as they consider new systems
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Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond
My Systems Librarian column for the December 2014 issue of Computers in Libraries
presents some of the trends that I think will play out in the coming year. One of the major business trends relates to the consolidation and investment ownership of the companies that produce tech products for libraries. Some of the technologies of interest include the increasing interest in linked data, the importance of delivering library services to mobile devices, 3D printing, and other technologies that might enhance the services that libraries offer in their physical facilities.
With another year winding down, we’re pausing to review some of the accomplishments with technology in libraries and consider what might be in store. Each year seems to bring an accelerating pace of change. While libraries tend to operate at a safe distance from the cutting edge of technology, it is important to look forward in order to be aware of the movement underway. Given the pace of change, interesting opportunities may slip by unless libraries move more aggressively in the development of new applications based on current technology advancements. This month’s column gives a speculative glimpse of what might happen in the next year or so among the companies comprising the library-technology industry based on recent patterns. We also look at some specific technologies that are gaining momentum and warrant the library community’s close attention.
(The full text of my Systems Librarian columns are available on Library Technology Guides 90 days following thier original publication in Computers in Libraries magazine.)
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February 23, 2015. Innovative and EBSCO Information Services extend strategic partnership.
Inovative and EBSCO Information Services have extended their strategic partnership to incorporate all platforms in the expanded Innovative product portfolio, including Polaris ILS, Vital, and Virtua. ...
January 27, 2015. Law Libraries at the University of Colorado and University of Georgia choose Boopsie to develop custom mobile solutions.
Boopsie, Inc., the leading mobile platform-as-a-service provider for libraries worldwide, continues to expand its footprint in the legal industry with the addition of two new customers and a partnersh ...
January 26, 2015. Ex Libris Alma and Primo are the solutions of Choice for Loyola University Chicago.
Ex Libris announced Loyola University Chicago has selected Ex Libris Alma for resource management and Ex Libris Primo for resource discovery and delivery. Loyola University is migrating from a number ...
January 26, 2015. SirsiDynix to speak about BLUEcloud Campus, EDS integration at ALA Midwinter 2015.
SirsiDynix has scheduled five BLUEcloud Campus presentations for ALA Midwinter 2015, where Rick Branham, SirsiDynix VP of Global Accounts & Academic Initiatives, and Carla Clark, BLUEcloud Campus Prod ...
January 25, 2015. Ex Libris Alma and Primo selected by Creighton University in Nebraska.
Ex Libris announced that Creighton University has selected the Ex Libris Alma library management service and the Primo discovery and delivery solution to provide unified resource management and discov ...
January 23, 2015. LYRASIS Announces Candidates for Open Board of Trustee Positions.
The LYRASIS Board of Trustees Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for open positions on the LYRASIS Board. Elected candidates will serve three-year terms, beginning Jul ...
January 22, 2015. EBSCO expands partnership with the American Medical Association.
EBSCO Information Services and the American Medical Association are expanding their relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and adoption of the top medical journals around the world. W ...
January 22, 2015. Spanish Peaks Library District goes live on the CLiC AspenCat LibLime union catalog.
The Spanish Peaks Library District has now joined the AspenCat LibLime union catalog for all collection and patron management services. With the addition of the Julesburg Library, CLiC AspenCat union ...
January 22, 2015. Orbis Cascade Alliance and Ex Libris Complete Implementation of a Shared Resource Management and Discovery System.
The Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 North American academic institutions known for innovative collaboration, and Ex Libris announce completion of a two-year effort to migrate Alliance membe ...
January 22, 2015. Shanghai Library Increases the Value of their Collections with Chinese Newspapers Collection.
Shanghai Library has added ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Chinese Newspapers Collection to enhance their library offerings. Providing access to these twelve sources, which cover more than a century ...
January 22, 2015. Washington D.C. K-12 School District Selects Follett’s Aspen Student Information System.
District of Columbia Public Schools has selected Follett and its Aspen solution. Follett’s Aspen SIS will help the 47,000-student district capture, report, manage and analyze its student data, support ...
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