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June 2013


The Ever Narrowing Range of Choices for Library Automation

In developing the articles for this issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter, I became a little more aware of, and a bit more concerned about, how few products are available to libraries for their critical automation systems. While in the last few years the industry has not seen business consolidations that eliminate competing companies, we are in a phase where ongoing paths of development result in fewer competing products. In some cases, this narrowing comes as the downstream result of company consolidation that transpired many years ago.
--Marshall Breeding

Also in this issue

  • Salt Lake City Public Library selects Polaris
  • Developments in E-book Lending Technologies
  • Developments at Ex Libris
  • Library Technology News

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