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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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Full Automation News Report
20 most recent items:
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 28, 2015. Memorial University of Newfoundland selects Ex Libris Solutions.
Ex Libris announced that Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada has adopted a suite of Ex Libris solutions comprised of the Alma library management solution, the Primo discovery and ...
January 28, 2015. Five Partners Join Ex Libris in Developing Online Reading-List Solution.
Ex Libris announced a development partnership with the libraries of the University of Oklahoma in the US, Imperial College and Kingston University in the UK, KU Leuven in Belgium, and UNSW Australia. ...
January 28, 2015. Accessible Archives MARC records added to WorldCat and Digitized Collections added to WorldCat Discovery Services.
Accessible Archives, Inc., a publisher of electronic full-text searchable historical databases, has entered into an agreement with OCLC, a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs an ...
January 27, 2015. Ex Libris and HARRASSOWITZ collaborate to streamline library operations.
Ex Libris has entered into a collaborative partnership with HARRASSOWITZ, a leading provider of book and subscription services for academic libraries specializing in the distribution of scholarly book ...
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 27, 2015. University of Arizona selects Ex Libris Rosetta.
Ex Libris announced that the University of Arizona has adopted the Rosetta digital management and preservation solution as a key component of its repository services. Designed to expose the University ...
January 27, 2015. ProQuest, University of Michigan Library and Bodleian Libraries provide 25,000 early modern books as open access text.
The full text of more than 25,000 titles from the acclaimed ProQuest resource Early English Books Online (EEBO) are now openly available on the websites of the University of Michigan Library and the B ...
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 26, 2015. LYRASIS to become exclusive North American membership partner for Open Library of Humanities.
LYRASIS is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership to become the exclusive membership and administrative agent for the Open Library of Humanities in North America. With a strong his ...
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