ATG Article of the Week: Library Systems Report 2018: New technologies enable an expanded vision of library services

by | May 3, 2018 | 0 comments

Marshall Breeding offers his expert commentary and analysis in the newly released American Libraries Library Systems Report 2018. 

The report “documents on­ going investments of libraries in strategic technology products made in 2017. It covers organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit, offering strategic resource management products—especially integrated library systems and library services platforms—and comprehensive discovery products. The vendors included have responded to a survey requesting details about their organization, sales performance, and narrative explanations of accomplishments. Additional sources consulted include press releases, news articles, and other publicly available information. Most of the organizations provided lists of libraries represented in the statistics reported, allowing for more detailed analysis and validation…”

As many of you know, Mr. Breeding’s report has become the go-to analysis for anyone interested in the current state of library systems. Feel free to click on the above link to read it in its entirety.

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