My column for the March 2011 issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter has been posted for online access on the ALA Tech Source Site. Access to this newsletter is limited to subscribers, but occasionally TechSource makes an article freely available.
One major trend in the library automation industry that I have been following in recent years is the evolution of discovery systems toward a model that provides access to a more comprehensive representation of library collections. A variety of products and projects have emerged with the ambitious goal of addressing the content represented in a library’s subscriptions to electronic resources in addition to the books and other materials managed in the integrated library system. continue reading...
Marshall Breeding Mar 17, 2011 10:01:42
Link to Posting: Building Comprehensive Resource Discovery Platforms