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Guide Page: Data and Trends on Companies and Products

Library Technology Guides includes a variety of tools to explore trends related to the technology products and services implemented by libraries. Much of this data comes from libraries.org which includes data describing the current and previous technology products used by each library and implementation dates. The data in libraries should not be considered comprehensive, but provides strong representation for the major international products and for selected geographic regions.

ILS Market Share Reports

The ILS marketshare reports generated through Library Technology Guides show the breakdown of ILS products implemented, both by the number of library organizations implementing each product as well as the number of facilities involved. Keep in mind that these reports rely entirely on the data coded in libraries.org. Each report generates a pie charg showing numbers an proportions of each ILS. Clicking on the name of the ILS generates a query to lib-web-cats that lists the specific libraries.

A state-by-state breakdown of: public libraries or academic libraries in the United States.

The following countries have adequate data to generate ILS Market Share reports for Public Libraries Australia Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, New Zealand, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.

The following countries have adequate data to generate ILS Market Share reports for Academic Libraries: Australia Canada, New Zealand, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.

ILS Turnover Reports

Another set of reports that provide an informal indicator of the migration patterns of integrated library systems. This report automatically generates counts of ILS migrations by year, with a breakdown of the previous automation systems used. In addition to the counts, links execute queries that list the specific libraries involved.

The ILS Turn-over report counts and lists the automation systems recorded as selected or installed in any given year with a breakdown of the previous systems displaced. (Counts are generated dynamically.) Same report for 2015 (to date), 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006.

The Reverse ILS Turn-over report counts and lists the automation systems recorded as replaced in 2010 with a breakdown of the new systems that were selected. (Counts are generated periodically.)

Association of Research Libraries

The members of the Association of Research Libraries include the largest and most prestigious libraries in the United States and Canada. This report shows the ILS products used by each ARL member library.

Urban Libraries Council

The members of the Urban Libraries Council represent the largest municipal libraries, and must serve a population of at least 100,000 to qualify for membership. This report shows the ILS products used by each Urban Library Council member library.

Report of Personnel in Major companies

Urban Libraries Council

Vendor Consolidation Impact

ILS Annual Sales Impact

Types of Libraries using Major Products

Size Categories of Libraries using Major Products

Product Migration Reports

Product Implementations by Region

Market Share Graphs

Selections and De-Selections by Year

Product Sales Statistics (reported for Library Systems Report

Product Installation Statistics (reported for Library Systems Report

Development timeline for Library Services Platforms

Summary of Libraries by Type and Country