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Tech Trends at the ALA Annual Conference ALA TechSource Webinar Marshall Breeding Director for Innovative Technology and Research Vanderbilt University Library Founder and Publisher, Library Technology Guides http://www.librarytechnology.org/ http://twitter.com/mbreeding July 13, 2010
Marshall’s tech beat Library Automation Industry Integrated library systems Discovery Products Other major library technology products General Technology Trends Theme: track the trends that impact library strategies and large technologyinvestments.
No Major break-through announcements No mergers or acquisitions No new products announced
Cloud computing Gaining wide use as a prototyping platform SaaS offerings widespread – not exactly cloud deployments Some true cloud deployments: LibLime Enterprise Koha Primo Central
Open source ILS Continues as a major trend Still a small faction of overall ILS arena Exhibits Equinox Software -- Evergreen LibLime – Koha Much Koha activity beyond exhibiting vendors Sessions The Ultimate Debate Moderated by Roy Tenant Stephen Abram Karen Schneider Marshall Breeding
Mostly quiet on the ILS front Enterprise faceted discoveryMany new SaaS sites – McMaster University Some new features in Polarismore municipal library clients Encore Synergy: article level discovery without central index Cognite: New learning management system for K-12 schools New version of AGent VERSO with many new features New strength in large municipal libraries: Hong Kong Public Continued development of URM
OCLC Webscale Management system New automation platform based on global WorldCat to replace local ILS implementations Makes critical benchmarks Now available to early adopters Production product next year
Ex Libris Primo Primo Central launched Primo Version 3 released bX Recommender service Recommendations for related scholarly articles 271 subscribers Now integrated into Serials Solutions products through API
Serials Solutions Continued expansion of the content indexed by Summon Summon integration through API Villanova: VuFind + Summon Index National and University Library of Denmark: Summa + Summon