Library Technology Guides
provides comprehensive and objective
information surrounding the many different types of technology products and services used by libraries.
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
and is an essential resource for professionals in the field to stay current with new developments and trends.
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Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry
Attending the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco? Please join me for "Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry" where I will host a panel of CEOs of library tech organizations, including Kim Massana of Innovative, Bill Davison of SirsiDynix, Kurt Sanford of ProQuest, Skip Prichard of OCLC, and Annette Harwood Murphy of The Library Corporation. Expect a lively and stimulating conversation among some of the top brass of the industry. Sponsored by LITA.
Libraries in the US collectively invest almost half a billion dollars annually in the platforms that manage and provide access to their collections and services. Marshall Breeding, author of the annual Library Systems Report published in American Libraries, will assemble and moderate a panel of executives representing organizations that produce software or services for libraries. Breeding will give a brief introduction and will then lead a lively discussion to probe at the technology and business trends currently in play, including industry consolidation, differing approaches to opening software to library programmers, and the shift toward cloud-based technologies.
|Date -Time - Location|
|Time||10:30 AM-11:30 AM|
|Location||Moscone Convention Center 3020 (W)|
Marshall Breeding May 27, 2015 15:47:32
Link to Posting: Executive Perspectives: A Conversation on the Future of the Library Technology Industry
Announcing the Library Technology Guides Procurement Registry
Library Technology Guides now includes a new resource to bring together the Requests for Proposals, Tenders, or other procurement documents related to libraries acquiring integrated library systems, library services platforms, discovery services, or other strategic technology products. This Procurement Registry is intended fulfill several purposes:
- It enables libraries to post their procurement documents in a repository with high visibility and have confidence that they will be seen by qualified vendors. Registering procurement projects in this resource will complement and not necessarily replace other processes the library may be required to follow to advertise procurement opportunities.
- It provides a central aggregated repository of projects of interest to providers of library technology products and services. The Procurement Registry supplements the many municipal, state, and proprietary procurement sites that require qualification, registration, or payment for notification or access to procurement documents. Since these other procurement sites include all types of procurement projects, finding those related to library technology offerings can be an expensive and time-consuming process.
- It serves as a research resource. Libraries considering a new procurement project gain access to a large number of RFPs issued by other libraries and can be aware of the characteristics and requirements specified. Those using the registry in this way should naturally be mindful of copyright and seek permission from the creators of any documents before making use of any specific statements or text within the documents.
The Procurement Registry also serves as an historic archive of past projects and their associated documents. Libraries are encouraged to register completed projects and upload the corresponding procurement documents regardless of the year issued. These materials contain ongoing research value.
The Library Technology Guides Procurement Registry is a free service. No fees are charged to register procurement projects or upload documents. All content is provided without any guarantees for accuracy and completeness. The Registry provides no mechanisms for communication between those posting opportunities and vendors. Vendors will naturally continue to follow instructions specified in the procurement documents regarding designated contacts and response procedures.
Libraries posting opportunities are encouraged to post outcomes of the process to the registry or to notify Marshall Breeding. I would also appreciate any comments or suggestions for improvements to the registry.
Access the registry: Library Technology Guides Procurement Registry
Marshall Breeding May 4, 2015 10:12:01
Link to Posting: Announcing the Library Technology Guides Procurement Registry
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July 31, 2015. Springer Nature expands its humanities portfolio with acquisition of renowned publisher J.B. Metzler.
Springer Nature and the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group have agreed that, effective immediately, the Stuttgart-based publishing house J.B. Metzler will become part of Springer Nature. The acquisition fol ...
July 30, 2015. Six months in, and 80 percent of UK library services sign up to Access to Research.
Since launching earlier this year, the Access to Research initiative has grown quickly to include the majority of local authorities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This means tha ...
July 30, 2015. More libraries choose TLC.
The TLC family of libraries continues to grow with the recent addition of customers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Mercersburg Academy, Venango County Libraries, and Ohio County Public Library are ...
July 29, 2015. Springer and Tsinghua University Press present the second Nano Research Award.
Paul Alivisatos, Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California (UC) Berkeley's Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, has received ...
July 29, 2015. Innovative announces statewide SkyRiver agreement for WILS members.
Innovative announced that it has signed an agreement with WILS, a non-profit membership organization in Wisconsin that facilitates cost-effective and time-saving collaborations statewide. This new par ...
July 29, 2015. National College of Ireland chooses Capita to improve students’ library experience.
Capita’s software services business has been selected by National College of Ireland to deliver its library management system, following a competitive procurement process. ...
July 25, 2015. INSPIRE goes live at Indiana State Library.
Indiana State Library recently launched INSPIRE.in.gov. This new version of its online library is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service. ...
July 25, 2015. John F. Helmer, founding executive director of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, to retire.
The Orbis Cascade Alliance announced on July 16 that John F. Helmer, executive director of the Alliance, will retire from his position in March 2016. Helmer has been a part of the Alliance since its b ...
July 24, 2015. Project Connect takes action to support future-ready K-12 libraries, librarians.
Project Connect has announced new initiatives designed to support the cause of future-ready libraries and librarians, all with the ultimate goal of enhancing student learning in a dynamic digital worl ...
July 23, 2015. Manatee County Library Public Library System (FL) selects Polaris ILS.
Innovative announced that Manatee County Library Public Library System in Florida has selected the Polaris ILS. Winner of the 2013 Florida Library Association Library Innovation Award, MCLPLS circulat ...
July 22, 2015. Springer content available across ReadCube platform.
Springer has signed an agreement with the publishing technology company ReadCube to enhance and increase the discoverability of its journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings via ReadC ...
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