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Library Technology Forecast for 2014 and Beyond

My Systems Librarian column Library Technology Forecast for 2014 and Beyond published in the December 2013 issue of Computers in Libraries is now available online at Information Today. In this column I mention some of the trends that I expect to see next year related to library technologies. These categories addressed include:

  • Uptick in Strategic Cooperation
  • Library Services Platforms and Discovery Services
  • Ebook Lending
  • Models of Development and Innovation
  • Consumer Technologies
  • Industry Trends
Computers in Libraries

Libraries continue to face enormous challenges as they continue to deal with woefully inadequate budgets at the same time that almost every aspect of their work has become more complex. In these times when search engines, social networks, and ecommerce sites set an almost unreachable bar for user experience and breadth of content, libraries have to make extraordinary efforts to impress their patrons with the information resources and services that they offer on the web while remaining true to core library values. Thus, the stage is set. Iíll discuss some of the trends that I see playing out on the library technology front as we look ahead for the next couple of years.

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