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ILS Industry


Provides a brief overview of the ILS industry and industry trends. Specifically developed for S554 Library Systems at IUPUI's School of LIbrary & Information Science.

Provides a brief overview of the ILS industry and industry trends. Specifically developed for S554 Library Systems at IUPUI's School of LIbrary & Information Science.

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  • 1. A Brief View of the Industry
  • 2. Now That You’ve Used aSystem… Less intimidation Accurate mental model Firsthand and practical knowledge Can now use any system? No/Yes!
  • 3. Academic & Public LibraryTop Integrated Library SystemsExLibrisInnovative InterfacesThe Library CorporationOCLC Worldcat LocalPolarisSirsiDynixVTLS
  • 4. Special LibraryTop Integrated Library SystemsEOSCybertoolsInMagicSoftlink
  • 5. SLMSTop Integrated Library SystemsFollettBook SystemsCOMPanion
  • 6. ExLibrisAn Israeli based company and one of the largest in the industry,Ex Libris is a leader worldwide. The company focuses primarilyon academic and research institutions and offers two primarysystems – Aleph and Voyager. Worth noting as well, thecompany is seeing success with its new discoveryplatform, Primo. This is a solid company that has seen very solidsales even through the recession.
  • 7. ExLibrisPrimo (also Aleph & Voyager as legacy systems)Metalib (federated search tool)SFX link resolverVerde e-resource managementDigiTool (DAM) & Rosetta (Digital Preservation)Bx Recommender Service for usage based recommendations
  • 8. PolarisPolaris System (NextGen)Polaris Fusion (Cataloging Digital Content)Authorities WeeklySimply Reports
  • 9. Innovative Interfaces Inc.Perhaps “the Cadillac” of integrated library systems, Innovative(or “triple i” as they are referred to in the industry offers a suite ofproducts and cater to all markets. Their flagship ILS, Millennium,shows strong sales and offers a number of add-ons to include amobile version, AirPAC, and My Millennium – a dashboardinterface for the end-user. Innovative has also moved into thediscovery platform market with not just a discovery platform, butrather a discovery suite. III is a privately owned company andhas been since its formation.
  • 10. Innovative Interfaces Inc.Millennium SystemResearch ProPathfinder ProEncoreDAMMetadata BuildersWebridge LR (Link Resolver)
  • 11. SirsiDynixSirsi is the system used here at the Indiana University andIUPUI campus libraries (as well as other sister campuses).This is perhaps the largest ILS in the industry or one ofthem. Sirsi offers two primary systems – Horizon and Symphony – and they also produce adiscovery platform titled Enterprise. The market for Sirsiproducts is wide covering special, public and academiclibraries. This is a solid company with a good standing inthe library world.
  • 12. SirsiDynixSymphony (NextGen)UnicornHorizon*Company has worked in recent years to improve reputation
  • 13. Miscellaneous Top RunnersVirtua ILS (VTLS)Worldcat Local (OCLC)Library Solution (The Library Corporation)Small-Medium Public Libraries  Apollo (Biblionix)  Agent Verso (AutoGraphics)
  • 14. Serial Solutions360 Suite Core Link Search MARC Update Resource Manager CounterSummonAquabrowser
  • 15. NextGen Tools/ILS*Primo, Polaris, *Encore, *Summon & Symphony “Discovery Layers” Faceted Search Improved interface Tagging/Social Networking Ranked and relevant results Improved overall search Interoperability Often lay over existing ILS*Not an actual ILS
  • 16. The Special Library ILSKnowledge Based – Not Book BasedEnterprise SolutionsCorporate Centric FocusIntegration Taxonomy/Search Wikis RSS CMS Multi-Format Web Content Capable
  • 17. The Special Library ILSCont.Inmagic – Presto & Genie (ILS Suite)EOS Web Express Web Enterprise Web MediaSoftlink – LibertyCybertools – Cybertools for Libraries ERM Built-in
  • 18. EOSEOS primarily markets to the special library and has beenproducing technology for libraries for 30 years. EOS hasrecently launched EOS.Web Academic – an ILS designed tomeet the needs of academic libraries and give the company ashare in this market. EOS is a solid company with a goodstanding.
  • 19. InmagicInmagic is an interesting company that once had a focuson the special library. But with a recent infusion of cashinvestments has been able to branch out in anotherdirection. The company now focuses primarily on aknowledge-driven system in the form of their newest ILS – Presto. They still support Genie, but now market it as partof a Library Suite. Presto represents a new direction beingtaken in terms of managing knowledge and supportknowledge networks through the use of social networkingconcepts and tools. With customers such as NASA usingtheir products, Inmagic is a top-notch company. And, itmay be unfair to have them in this category.
  • 20. SoftlinkAn Australian-based company, Softlink markets their Liberty ILSall over the world. They primarily focus on special libraries, butalso market to school libraries and smaller public libraries. Oneitem of note in relation to Softlink is they pride themselves oncustomer service. I can validate this because I was a customerfor several years.
  • 21. CybertoolsCybertools designs a system for special and academic librarieswith a concentration on serials and electronic resourcemanagement (ERM).From Cybertools:CyberTools for Libraries is a high-end Integrated Library Systemwith one of the most powerful Serials Management and ERMmodules available. Unique and powerful research tools, withelegant product design focused on finely-tuned efficiencies fortime-challenged information managers, make CyberTools agreat fit for all Special and Academic Libraries.
  • 22. ResourcesOverview of SystemsILS NewsILS GuidesILS Reports
  • 23. Summary Know who’s who Get the stats Know your vendors by name Know what system is best for you Keep up on the business end of systems
  • 24. Thus far in this course - Brief overview of ILS Importance of ILS – Digital Divide Design of OPAC issues ILS Practical Experience ILS Commercial Landscape
  • 25. What’s Next Open source ILS Standards ILS Integration/Migration Change and Project Management OPAC future