Library Technology Guides

Documents, Databases, News, and Commentary

Guides: Analytics to Explore Vendor, Product, and Library Trends

Reports and visualizations

Mergers and Acquisitions

View organizational chargs for each of the major industry organizations displaying mergers, acquisitions, and other key events

Mergers and Acquisitions
Survey of Library Automation

View reports on library satisfaction with the technology products they use and with the companies that provide support.

Survey of Library Automation
Market Share Reports

Reports and graphs on the market share for each major ILS or LSP product. Selections available for library type, country, state, and special categories.

Market Share Reports
Product Migration Trends

Graphs and tables describing product migration trends: What were the previous products used?.

Product Migration Trends
Product Migration Trends

Graphs and tables describing product migration trends: What new products were implemented by libraries moving from legacy systems?.

Inverse Migration Trends
Multi-year Migration Trends

Table describing product migration trends from 2000 - 2020?.

Multi-year Migration Trends
Product Turnover Reports

Tables showing counts of new systems selected each year and the incumbent products migrated from. Reports available by year and by library type.

Product Turnover Reports
Inverse Turnover Reports

Tables showing counts of legacy systems libraries moved away from each year and the new products implemented. Reports available by year and by library type.

Inverse Turnover Reports
Sales Impact Report

Tables showing annual or comprehensive sales impact for each product, with impact factors determined by number of libraries and collection size.

Sales Impact Report
Product Sales Statistics

Tables showing sales statistics for each major product as reported by vendors. Selections availble for product type and sales year.

Product Sales Statistics
Product Installation Statistics

Tables showing cumulative installation statistics for each major product as reported by vendors. Selections availble for product type and sales year.

Product Installation Statistics
Vendor Personnel Statistics

Tables presenting personnel statistics reported by each vendor, broken down by categories (development, sales, support, admin).

Vendor Personnel Statistics
Open Source ILS Trends

Proportions of ILS installations based on open source products (Koha, Evergreen, FOLIO). Selections by library type and country

Open Source ILS Trends
ILS by Library Type

Distribution of ILS product implementations by library type

ILS by Library Type
ILS by Library Size

Distribution of ILS product products by library size categories.

ILS by Library Size
Installations by Country

Maps showing the number of installations of integrated library systems in each country according to data in libraries.org.

Installations by Country
ILS Market Analysis by Carnegie Classification

Tables describing trends in academic libraries according to Carnegie Classification levels, including library counts, aggregate expenditures, product installations, and vendor market share.

ILS Market Analysis by Carnegie Classification
Implementation Trends among ARL member libraries

Presentation of the number of installations of each ILS product among the members of the Association of Research Libraries from 2000 through 2020.

Implementation Trends among ARL member libraries
Procurement Volume Trends

Graphs and tables presenting the number of ILS procurements made by academic and public libraries Seach year between 2000 and 2019.

Procurement Volume Trends
IPEDS academic library statistics

Statistics published by IPEDS for US Academic Libraries, with selections for Carnegie levels, ARL, and all US academic libraries.

IPEDS academic library statistics
IMLS public library statistics

Statistics published by IMLS for US public Libraries, with selections for by state or for all US public libraries.

IMLS public library statistics
Competitive trends 1990-2020

Statistics and trends showing the number of active products and vendors for the period between 1990 and 2020.

Competitive trends 1990-2020