Library Technology Guides provides resources related to libraries, the technology products and services they use, and the organizations involved in producing these products and services. The resources within the site represent countless hours of effort since the site's creation in 1999. Many commercial companies, libraries, library school faculty and students, content providers, and others regularly make use of these resources in the course of their professional responsibilities or scholarly research. Library Technology Guides operates on a business model of voluntary contributions which defray expenses for hosting and provide compensation to Marshall Breeding who founded the site and creates almost all of its content. To ensure the ongoing viability of the site, please consider contributing.
Library Technology Newsletter was launched in January 2022 and is published through Library Technology Guides. It succeeds Smart Libraries Newsletter published by ALA TechSource. Library Technology Newsletter aims to offer authoritative coverage of the vendors, products, and key people related to the technologies used by libraries. It covers core technology systems including integrated library systems, library services platforms, discovery services, inventory management hardware and software, and related products. The newsletter will help readers understand important business and technology trends in play in the library technology industry.
Library Technology Newsletter is offered as an open access publication. Its content will be available on the web with no paywall or advertising. Individuals or organizations interested in supporting the author are asked to make voluntary donations in lieu of subscription fees. Writing and producing the newsletter involves considerable time each month which is not compensated from any external organization. The sustainability of this newsletter, as well as the overall upkeep of Library Technology Guides depends on contributions from those that benefit from these resources.
Library Technology Guides is not organized as a legal organization. All contributions are paid to Marshall Breeding and recognized as taxable income. Donations are not tax-deductible.
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