Preparing for the Next Phase of Library Automation: Current Realities and Future Trends
Copyright (c) 2012 Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Abstract: Fundamental shifts in academic libraries have transpired over the last decades that demand new models of support from their automation systems. Increased emphasis on delivering access to electronic resources and digital collections, with lingering, though diminishing, involvement with print collections requires automation platforms capable of providing a more equitable balance in management of all types of resources. Breeding will describe the emerging Library Services Platforms and Web-scale discovery services that aim to address these new realities.