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September 2012


Growing Cooperation and Consolidation

We can see a definite trend of consolidation among the organizations that create technology products for libraries. Through a long series of mergers and acquisitions, the industry has gradually transformed from being fractured in a way that pits relatively small companies against each other with overlapping products and limited revenue opportunities to one that is highly consolidated with a smaller number of large companies dominating the scene.

--Marshall Breeding


Also in this issue

  • Illinois Heartland Library System, Largest Library Consortium in the US, Opts for Polaris for Shared Automation
  • The Orbis Cascade Alliance Selects Alma for Consolidated Automation
  • Library Technology News in Brief



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