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  • 1. 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
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Conference Tech Theme
    Incremental advancement
    http://www.uoguelph.ca/theportico/science/people/
  • 4. No Major break-through announcements
    No mergers or acquisitions
    No new products announced
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. Discovery
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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