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Library Systems Report 2017

American LIbraries [May 2017]


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Abstract: The library technology industry has entered a new phase: business consolidation and technology innovation. Development of products and services to support the increasingly complex work of libraries remains in an ever-decreasing number of hands. Not only have technology-focused companies consolidated themselves, they have become subsumed within higher-level organizations with broad portfolios of diverse business activities. The survivors of this transformed industry now bear responsibility to deliver innovation from their amassed capacity. Modern web-based systems delivering traditional library automation and discovery capabilities are now merely table stakes. Real progress depends on building out these platforms to support the new areas of service emerging within each type of library.

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Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: American LIbraries
Issue:May 2017
Publisher:American Library Association
Series: Library Systems Report
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
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Record Number:22556
Last Update:2017-06-11 14:22:17
Date Created:2017-05-02 06:54:40