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Participate in the 2018 International Library Automation Perceptions Survey

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Please respond to this year's International Library Automation Survey conducted through Library Technology Guides. The survey measures the levels of satisfaction that libraries have in their strategic technology products and their perceptions of the quality of service and support that they receive. The results of this survey provide valuable information to libraries as they formulate technology strategies and to vendors as they refine their support services and product development.

The report based on the 2017 survey, with links to previous reports is available:

2015 Library Automation Survey

I am now collecting responses for the 2018 edition of the survey. Please take this opportunity to register the perceptions of the library automation system used in your library, its vendor, and the quality of support delivered. The survey also probes at considerations for migrating to new systems, involvement in discovery products, and the level of interest in open source ILS. While the numeric rating scales support the statistical results of the study, the comments offered also provide interesting insights into the current state of library automation satisfaction.

Note: If you have responded to previous editions of the survey, please give your responses again this year. By responding to the survey each year, you help identify long-term trends in the changing perceptions of these companies and products.

As with the previous versions of the survey, only one response per library is allowed and any individual can respond only for one library. These restrictions ensure that no single organization or individual can skew the statistics. While all the individuals that work in a library may have their own opinions, please respond to the extent that you can from the general experiences of your library.

How to participate

The survey links each response to the listing for a library in the directory. This connection provides the ability to correlate responses with the extensive library demographic data in

  1. Find your library in
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  2. Select and view the listing for your library
  3. Press the button
  4. Complete the form and write in your comments!

When viewing the entry for your library in the directory, please check for any incomplete or inaccurate information and let me know of any needed changes.

If your library isn't listed in, please submit its information.

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January 16, 2019. The Royal Asiatic Society selects Koha for their new library management system, hosted and supported by PTFS Europe. The Royal Asiatic Society selected the Koha library management solution to replace their existing system during Autumn 2018. We are pleased to announce that the Society has successfully gone live wit ... <<more>>

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January 15, 2019. Liverpool Record Office chooses Preservica for new cloud-based public archive. The Liverpool Record Office, part of Liverpool City Council’s Libraries and Information Services, has chosen Preservica’s cloud-based active digital preservation software to create a new online archiv ... <<more>>

January 15, 2019. The Benedictine Library at Thomas More University goes live on ByWater Solutions Koha support. ByWater Solutions, an open source community contributor and America’s forefront provider of Koha support, announced today that the Benedictine Library at Thomas More University, in Kentucky is now liv ... <<more>>

January 15, 2019. ProQuest y Ex Libris expanden su inversión en América Latina. ProQuest y Ex Libris, una compañía de ProQuest, están expandiendo su compromiso con sus clientes y usuarios latinoamericanos, abriendo tres nuevas oficinas en la región y contratando personal local ad ... <<more>>

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