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Library Systems Report 2014: Competition and strategic cooperation

American Libraries [April 15, 2014]

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Abstract: The library technology industry saw sharp competition in 2013, with a wide range of products vying to fulfill ever-rising expectations. To better position themselves for this critical period during which many libraries are considering options for their next phase of technology, a significant number of major vendors worked to extend their global reach, streamline internal organizations, and complete ambitious product developments. Competition has intensified for the applications used by library personnel to manage the collections and automate their operations, including the new generation of library services platforms as well as enhanced integrated library systems. Discovery services continues as a major area of activity, seen by libraries as especially critical given their intimate connections with customers, serving as one of the main delivery vehicles for access to collections and services.


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Publication Year:2014
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: American Libraries
Issue:April 15, 2014
Publisher:American Library Association
Series: Library Systems Report
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
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Online access:http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/library-systems-report-2014
Record Number:19112
Last Update:2014-05-05 08:13:08
Date Created:2014-04-16 09:08:30