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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. Relevant news items are posted daily on Twitter:

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Participate in the 2023 International Library Automation Perceptions Survey

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 2020 survey, with links to previous reports is available:

2020 Library Automation Survey

I am now collecting responses for the 2023 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.

This edition of the survey includes a new section on authentication services used by libraries for access to restricted resources. These services include EZproxy, OpenAthens, SeamlessAccess, and other products.

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

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  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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Library Technology Guides was created and is edited by Marshall Breeding. He is solely responsible for all content on this site, and for any errors it may contain. Please notify him if you find any errors or omissions.

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December 5, 2023. Nonprofit Annual Reviews Becomes Strategic Partner. Annual Reviews has become Skilltype's newest strategic partner through a minority investment. Similarly to Skilltype's other investors, Annual Reviews supports the development and training of informat ... <<more>>

December 4, 2023. Biomedical Publisher Future Science Group joins Taylor & Francis. Taylor & Francis announced the addition of Future Science Group, publisher of medical, biotechnological and scientific research. As well as bringing a portfolio of cutting-edge journals and digital hu ... <<more>>

December 4, 2023. Professor Sarah Main Joins Elsevier as Vice President for Academic and Government Relations, UK​. Elsevier announced the appointment of Professor Sarah Main as Vice President for Academic and Government Relations, UK effective December 1st, 2023. Professor Main brings a wealth of experience and e ... <<more>>

December 4, 2023. OCLC launches Arabic Discovery Catalog to increase discoverability, access to Arabic library collections. OCLC has introduced the Arabic Discovery Catalog, a new initiative that brings together bibliographic records from libraries located in Arab countries into one catalog to enhance the discoverability a ... <<more>>

December 4, 2023. Denver Botanical Library is Live on Koha with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions announced that the Denver Botanical Gardens, Helen Fowler Library in Colorado is now live on Koha ILS with ByWater Support. ByWater Solutions completed the migration of over 30,000 t ... <<more>>

December 2, 2023. EBSCOlearning and the American Management Association Launch AMA MicroCourses powered by EBSCOlearning. EBSCOlearning, a division of EBSCO Information Services and the American Management Association International join forces to deliver AMA MicroCourses powered by EBSCOlearning, a new platform created t ... <<more>>

December 1, 2023. Sunnyvale Public Library (CA) joins Springshare's Patron Point. Springshare announced that Sunnyvale Public Library, based in Sunnyvale, California has elected to implement our library marketing and automation platform, Patron Point, to help strengthen its commun ... <<more>>

December 1, 2023. Allen County Public Library website first to publish with Vega Promote Web. Innovative, part of Clarivate, announced the launch of an elevated and intuitive website experience for Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana using Innovative solutions. Allen County Publ ... <<more>>

December 1, 2023. TIND launches new video player feature with automatic transcoding. TIND has introduced the first iteration of the newly developed Video Player. With automatic transcoding for unmatched playback quality and an admin dashboard for efficient content management, the play ... <<more>>

November 30, 2023. King County (WA) launches SMS and Email notifications for their patrons. Unique Library announced the addition of MessageBee Email and SMS notifications for King County Library System in Seattle, Washington. The library has been a customer of Unique since 1999, adding to ... <<more>>

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