Advancing Libraries through a new Generation of Library Services Platforms and Resource Discovery Services
Copyright (c) 2014 Lebanese Library Association
Abstract: Breeding will describe the major changes in the realm of library automation, including the advent of a new generation of library services platforms which take a significant departure from the integrated library systems that previously dominated. A new generation of Web-scale index-based discovery services likewise provide powerful ways for library users to work with these complex and large-scale collections. These new genres of library systems take advantage of the scalability possible through cloud computing technologies and the extensibility and interoperability enabled through the services-oriented architecture.