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 **[[https://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2021/​02/​Trends_in_library_tech_KenChad_Feb2021.pdf|Trends in the library technology market – A UK perspective]]**Ken Chad. CILIP Buyers Guide. February 2021. Ken Chad analyses the underlying issues and trends that are shaping library technology with a focus on public libraries and libraries in higher education (HE). It concludes that libraries need new approaches to technology to support changed needs. It addresses themes such as community engagement for public libraries and new solutions for research and teaching and learning in HE. Many current library systems vendors are mired in supporting legacy LMSs that hamper them in delivering the transformative approach needed. Only those that can deliver new higher value solutions will thrive in the longer term **[[https://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2021/​02/​Trends_in_library_tech_KenChad_Feb2021.pdf|Trends in the library technology market – A UK perspective]]**Ken Chad. CILIP Buyers Guide. February 2021. Ken Chad analyses the underlying issues and trends that are shaping library technology with a focus on public libraries and libraries in higher education (HE). It concludes that libraries need new approaches to technology to support changed needs. It addresses themes such as community engagement for public libraries and new solutions for research and teaching and learning in HE. Many current library systems vendors are mired in supporting legacy LMSs that hamper them in delivering the transformative approach needed. Only those that can deliver new higher value solutions will thrive in the longer term
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 +**[[https://​americanlibrariesmagazine.org/​2022/​05/​02/​2022-library-systems-report/​|2022 Library Systems Report]]**. An industry disrupted\\
 +By Marshall Breeding 2 May 2022
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 +Events of the last year have reshaped the library technology industry. Previous rounds of acquisitions pale in comparison to the acquisition of ProQuest by Clarivate, which has propelled the leading library technology provider into the broader commercial sector of scholarly communications. This deal signals that the gap in size among vendors is widening, as ProQuest businesses Ex Libris and Innovative Interfaces also join Clarivate.
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 +The emergence of such a large business at the top of the industry has accelerated consolidation among mid-level players that aim to increase scale and efficiency to remain competitive. This was a banner year for consolidation of midsize competitors,​ with more acquisitions than any prior year.
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 +These deals raise concerns about weakened competition,​ but they may also enable new industry dynamics that will spark innovation and synergy within the broader research and education landscape. Small companies with visions for innovation often lack the resources to deliver, which larger companies can provide. Increased investor and stockholder involvement,​ however, translates into pressure to maximize profits and growth. The way these competing dynamics play out has important implications for libraries.
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 +Some disruptions happen more gradually. Library management systems based on open source software show steady growth. Koha, especially when supported by ByWater Solutions, continues to make inroads among US public and academic libraries.
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 +The high-stakes changes in academic libraries contrast sharply with the public library technology sector, where products offer only slight differentiation. Integrated library system (ILS) products serving public libraries tend to evolve rather than transform, with institutions layering on additional products to modernize customer interfaces and build channels for enhanced patron engagement.
  
 **[[https://​americanlibrariesmagazine.org/​2021/​05/​03/​2021-library-systems-report/​|2021 Library Systems Report]]. Advancing library technologies in challenging times**.\\ **[[https://​americanlibrariesmagazine.org/​2021/​05/​03/​2021-library-systems-report/​|2021 Library Systems Report]]. Advancing library technologies in challenging times**.\\
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