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PowerPoint on the Future of Integrated Library Systems

PowerPoint on the Future of Integrated Library Systems

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  • 1. Integrated Library Systems Things to Think About LTLS Board March 2007
  • 2. Industry Overview <ul><li>Fragmented </li></ul><ul><li>Consolidation </li></ul><ul><li>More Control by financial interests of Venture capital </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SirsiDynix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex Libris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Geac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polaris </li></ul></ul>
  • 3. Industry Overview <ul><li>Disparity between the smallest and the largest Companies </li></ul><ul><li>First Major Open Source ILS came online in September 2006 -- Evergreen </li></ul>
  • 4. Key Reminder when buying a new system <ul><li>Libraries should partner with a company that will be one of the industry survivors </li></ul><ul><li>Disruptive to a library’s strategy if vendor is acquired </li></ul><ul><li>Relative parity of ILS, choosing the right partner is more important than splitting hairs on functionality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to understand libraries issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to be visionary and forward looking </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Future <ul><li>Fewer vendors </li></ul><ul><li>ILS Sales will decline </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion of Open Source Options and Functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-industry opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with Courseware </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with Student systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with government systems </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Trends <ul><li>Automation through consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Small and mid-size consortia are merging into larger ones </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor - hosted automation </li></ul><ul><li>ILS vendors getting increasing $$ from 3rd party products </li></ul><ul><li>Decoupling of operations part of ILS from PAC </li></ul>
  • 7. Who are the US Major Vendors? <ul><li>SirsiDynix </li></ul><ul><li>Ex Libris </li></ul><ul><li>Polaris </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Interfaces Inc (III) </li></ul><ul><li>Infor (formerly Geac) </li></ul><ul><li>VTLS </li></ul>
  • 8. ILS Merger and Acquisition History
  • 9. What should we do next? <ul><li>Educate ourselves on the future of the ILS and what the “experts” are saying </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Take some risks -- WorldCat Local </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>

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