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August 2013

 

Dynamics of Discovery and Catalogs



Since about 2005, Smart Libraries Newsletter has chronicled the development and adoption of what was originally called next-generation catalogs, and later discovery interfaces, and more recently Webscale discovery services. Since then, many changes have developed in this space. In recent years, the emerging trend is for many libraries to drop third party interface solutions in favor of those provided by the same vendor of their core automation environment. Although that pattern of movement in the discovery arena exists, so do counter examples.
--Marshall Breeding

Also in this issue

  • Technology to Empower Library Control of E-book Lending
  • EBSCO Becomes a Kuali Commercial Affiliate
  • Follett Unifies its School Library Business
  • Library Technology in the News

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