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Automation marketplace 2012: Agents of Change

Library Journal [April 1, 2012]


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Abstract: As development efforts near completion on a new slate of automation products, vendors are beginning to pull out all the stops to monetize them. A new round of competition is heating up to place these new products in libraries, replacing their own legacy products and aiming to displace those of other companies. Ex Libris’s Alma, OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services, Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra, and Serials Solutions’ Intota, as well as the open source Kuali OLE project, are positioned to move toward more dominant market share through a product cycle that will play out over the next decade. These new-generation products will compete with well-established proprietary and open source systems following an evolutionary path, such as Evergreen, Koha, Polaris ILS, The Library Corporation’s (TLC) Library.Solution, SirsiDynix’s Symphony, and Auto-Graphics’ AGent VERSO.

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Journal
Publication Info:Volume 137 Number 6
Issue:April 1, 2012
Publisher:Media Source Inc.
Series: Automation Marketplace
Place of Publication:New York, NY
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Subject: Library automation vendors -- profiles
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Record Number:16717
Last Update:2013-04-05 17:32:34
Date Created:2012-04-06 21:05:53