From Basic ILS to Socially Enabled Infrastructure: Modernizing Library Automation
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Abstract: Marshall Breeding will share his view of the current state of the library technology industry, including recent developments in the realm of integrated library systems and discovery systems. The dynamics of the industry include a number of evolved systems facing a coming wave of automation platforms built anew with different conceptual foundations. Open source and proprietary products compete vigorously. Discovery has split away from the core automation systems as a new genre that offers library users a unified tool for interacting with library collections rather than the fractured approach of traditional library websites. Breeding will also highlight how social networks, mobile devices, and cloud computing are shaping the future direction of the technologies created or used in libraries.