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June 2014


Open Systems via APIs

Libraries today insist that their major technology products not be closed and proprietary. Rather, libraries seek at least some level of transparency into a product’s internal programming, allowing them to tap into its capabilities in ways beyond the user interfaces supplied. Procurement decisions increasingly factor in the degree to which a system is open. In this current phase of the industry where automation products have achieved a high level of functional maturity, their capacity for extensibility and interoperability have become important differentiating features.
--Marshall Breeding

Also in this issue

  • New Sierra REST APIs Released
  • Ex Libris Launches its Second Generation Developer Network
  • New Hires at EBSCO Strengthen its Discovery Efforts
  • OCLC Names New Chief Information Officer
  • Jim Wilson Joins Innovative
  • New Chief Marketing Officer for Lucidea
  • Library Technology News

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