The library automation industry has seen another increment of consolidation, this time in the small library sector.
ResourceMate, an ILS developed by Jaywil Software Development based in Guelph, Ontario, has been acquired by Harris Computer Systems, which is one of the largest software firms in Canada. Harris Computer Systems also does business in the United States and in other international regions. It was founded in 1976 and produces software and technology products for many aspects of public service, local government, and other business sectors. Jaywil software now operates as part of Harris Computer Systems and will continue to develop ResourceMate.
Harris Computer Systems is owned by Constellation Software Incorporated, a Toronto-based holding company, which also owns and operates several other companies that provide products to a diverse set of business sectors.
ResourceMate has been implemented mostly by small to mid-sized public libraries and school libraries. Harris Computer Systems states in its announcement that it sees ResourceMate as a complementary offering to its business systems for schools and local governments. Likewise, existing ResourceMate sites may help drive interest in other software products offered by Harris.
For more information see https://www.resourcemate