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Beyond the ILS: A New Generation of Library Services Platforms

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Abstract: This chapter focuses on the changes in integrated library systems (ILS) over the past thirty years as the focus shifts from collecting physical items to electronic and digital materials. The relationship between the ILS and new specialized applications, including link resolvers, knowledge bases of e-content, electronic resource management systems, digital asset management systems, discovery services, and institutional repository platforms is discussed and placed in context. In addition to looking at workflows with these new systems, a general discussion of how academic libraries are likely to engage with these new systems, the time frames in which we can expect availability and widespread adoption, and any cautions or concerns to have in mind when selecting or implementing these systems.


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Publication Year:2013
Type of Material:Chapter
Language English
Published in: Robots in Academic Libraries: Advancements in Library Automation
Issue:2013
Page(s):24 pp.
Publisher:IGI Global
Notes:DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3938-6.ch002. A volume in the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series
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Subject: Library Services Platforms
ISSN:978-1-4666-3938-6
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Date Created:2013-04-02 16:51:49