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 ====== Market overview ====== ====== Market overview ======
  
-======   ​Overviews of the library ​technology ​market ​  ======+===== UK library ​system vendors - market ​share July 2019 =====
  
-[[https://​americanlibrariesmagazine.org/​2014/​08/​05/​supporting-print-digital-and-mobile/​|Supporting Print, Digital, and Mobile:​Multiple platforms in the ALA exhibit hall]] . By Marshall Breeding American Libraries 5 August 2014+{{:market_share_july_2019.jpg?​direct&​819x460 ​ }}
  
-Good short summary ​of the overall ​library technology market: "As the world’s largest exhibition of library products, the ALA Annual Conference continues to be a unique opportunity to assess current technologies from an almost comprehensive representation of library vendors."​+===== Overviews ​of the library technology market ​=====
  
-[[http://www.kenchadconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LMS_Change_will_be_relentless_CILIPUpdate_Sept2012.pdf|Change will be relentless]].By Ken Chad. CILIP Update September 2012+**[[https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2019/05/01/library-systems-report-2019/|Library Systems Report 2019]]** Cycles of innovation ​By Marshall Breeding American Libraries 1 May 2019
  
-If you are in the market for library systems, what should you be looking for? Needs vary across sectorscorporate, legal, public, school, college, and university – and circumstances differ between individual organisations. Nevertheless,​ there are enduring similarities between libraries and these are reflected in the market for library systems. The library management system – LMS (or, in US parlance, the integrated library system – ILS) remains the core system for many libraries. However, the weakness of the conventional LMS in terms of managing electronic resources means it is diminishing in importance.The article looks at the key technology themes influencing library system development.+From the report:
  
-[[http://​www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/​article/​library-systems-report-2014|Library Systems Report 2014Competition ​and strategic cooperation]]**. By Marshall Breeding15 April 2014+"The library technology industry, broadly speaking, shows more affinity toward utility than innovationLibrary automation systems are not necessarily exciting technologies,​ but they are workhorse applications that must support the complex tasks of acquiring, describing, and providing access to materials and servicesThey represent substantial investments,​ and their effectiveness is tested daily in the library. But more than efficiency is at stakeThese products must be aligned with the priorities of the library relative to collection management, service provision, ​and other functions.
  
-From the article:+Outdated automation systems can reinforce work patterns that no longer reflect priorities as core library activities change
  
-"The library technology industry saw sharp competition in 2013, with a wide range of products ​vying to fulfill ever-rising expectationsTo better position themselves ​for this critical period during which many libraries ​are considering options for their next phase of technology, a significant number of major vendors worked ​to extend their global reach, streamline internal organizations, ​and complete ambitious product developments. Competition has intensified for the applications used by library personnel to manage ​the collections and automate their operations, including ​the new generation of library ​services ​platforms as well as enhanced integrated library systemsDiscovery services continue as a major area of activity, seen by libraries as especially critical given their intimate connections with customers, serving as one of the main delivery vehicles for access to collections and services"​+One key focus of development for ILS products ​for the last few years has been upgrading web-based interfaces on software applications installed on library personnel computersThe maintenance of staff-facing clients has been a longstanding pain for libraries ​using ILS products. The transition ​to web interfaces is long overdue ​and unfortunately consumes much of the development capacity of the vendors at the expense of creating ​new functionality or services.
  
-==== Value of the market in 2013 ====+One of the key concerns for public libraries is whether they are poised to enter a disruptive cycle of innovation or if the current pattern of incremental advance­ment will continue.
  
-From the article: "We estimate the 2013 library technology economy, including the total domestic and international revenues ​of all the companies with a significant presence in the US and Canada, at around $790 million, an increase of just more than 2% relative to last year’s estimate of $770 million. US revenues of these companies total around $485 million. We continue to estimate the global library technology industry aggregate revenues at around $1.8 billion, which would also include RFID and other self-service ​products in addition to the technologies related to library ​management and resource discovery. Within these broad industry figures, each experienced a varying range of increases or losses in revenue"​.+All of the ILS products in the established public ​library ​market are based on aging internal architectures.
  
-[[http://www.librarytechnology.org/perceptions2013.pl|Perceptions 2013: An International Survey of Library ​Automation]],by Marshall Breeding. ​Library Technology Guides3 February 2014+**[[https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2018/​05/​01/​library-systems-report-2018/​|Library ​Systems Report 2018**]]** \\ 
 +New technologies enable an expanded vision of library services. By Marshall Breeding ​American LibrariesMay 1, 2018.
  
-From the introduction+"​Technologies that focus on supporting traditional library services no longer meet the needs of libraries that wish to strengthen their involvement in new service areas.
  
-//"​This seventh annual Library Automation Perceptions Report provides evaluative ratings submitted by individuals representing over three thousand ​libraries ​from 53 countries describing experiences ​with 136 different automation products, including both proprietary and open source systemsThe survey results include 730 narrative comments providing candid statements – both positive ​and negative – about the products and companies involved or statements of intent regarding future ​automation ​plans. This report analyzes the results of the survey, presents a variety of statistical tables based on the data collected, and provides some initial observationsIt aims to provide information to libraries as they evaluate their options for strategic technology products ​and to the organizations involved ​in providing these products ​and services as constructive criticism to help guide improvements"//​+**Public ​libraries ​**seek technologies that improve engagement ​with their communitiesThese libraries value reliable ​and feature-rich ​automation ​systems, and they are especially drawn to those that help them deliver compelling digital servicesBasic library resource management ​and discovery capabilities no longer differentiate competitors ​in this market of mature ​products.
  
-[[http://​www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/04/ils/automation-marketplace-2013-the-rush-to-innovate/|'​Automation Marketplace 2013: The Rush to Innovate.]]' ​By Marshall BreedingDigital Shift (Library Journal) 2 April 2013+**[[http://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LMS_Change_will_be_relentless_CILIPUpdate_Sept2012.pdf|Change will be relentless]]. **By Ken ChadCILIP Update September 2012
  
-Snippets from the article:+"If you are in the market for library systems, what should you be looking for? Needs vary across sectorscorporate, legal, public, school, college, and university – and circumstances differ between individual organisations. Nevertheless,​ there are enduring similarities between libraries and these are reflected in the market for library systems. The library management system – LMS (or, in US parlance, the integrated library system – ILS) remains the core system for many libraries. However, the weakness of the conventional LMS in terms of managing electronic resources means it is diminishing in importance.The article looks at the key technology themes influencing library system development.
  
-==== Value of the market 2012 ====+**[[https://​librarytechnology.org/​perceptions/​2017/​|Perceptions 2017: An International Survey ​of Library Automation]]**.by Marshall Breeding Library Technology Guides. March 17, 2018.
  
-//'​For ​the 2012 calendar ​year, we calculate the library ​technology economyincluding ​the total domestic ​and international revenues of all the companies with a significant presence ​in the United States or Canada, at $770 million, an increase of just under three percent relative to last year’s estimate of $750 millionA narrower view limited to only U.S. revenues of these companies would total around $475 million. When looking at the global ​library ​automation marketwe estimate aggregate revenues ​of around $1.8 billion, which would also include radio-frequency identification (RFID) and other self-service ​products in addition ​to the technologies related ​to library management and resource discovery'//+"Some interesting themes can be seen in the analysis of this year's survey results. Large libraries of all types have complex requirements and evaluate their systems on a much harsher scale than smaller organizations. Conventional integrated ​library ​systems dominate public librarieswith top scores going to proprietary products in the largest tier and to those based on commercially supported open source software ​in the mid-size categorySmall and very small public libraries also favored proprietary ILS productsIn the academic ​library ​sectorsurvey results reveal interesting patterns regarding the newer generation ​of library services platformsThese products ​received strong marks in most categories but are perceived as less capable for managing print resources than legacy ILS products. Small libraries give superlative scores ​to products able to meet their basic requirements without complex features they don't need"
  
-'[[http://​www.thedigitalshift.com/2012/03/​ils/​automation-marketplace-2012-agents-of-change/​|Automation Marketplace 2012Agents of Change]]' ​Marshall Breeding ​The Digital Shift (Library Journal) 29th March 2012+[[http://​www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/library-systems-report-2014|Library Systems Report 2014Competition and strategic cooperation]]**. By Marshall Breeding. 15 April 2014
  
-//'​Today we see a new cycle beginning that brings libraries into alignment with the shift to cloud computing and the increasing dominance of electronic and digital content relative to library collections and services.//+From the article:
  
-//A new round of competition ​is heating up to place these new products ​in librariesreplacing their own legacy ​products ​and aiming ​to displace those of other companiesEx Libris’s AlmaOCLC’s WorldShare Management ServicesInnovative Interfaces’ Sierra, and Serials Solutions’ Intota, as well as the open source Kuali OLE project, are positioned ​to move toward more dominant market share through a product cycle that will play out over the next decade. These new-generation ​products will compete with well-established proprietary and open source ​systems ​following an evolutionary path,//+"The library technology industry saw sharp competition in 2013with a wide range of products ​vying to fulfill ever-rising expectationsTo better position themselves for this critical period during which many libraries are considering options for their next phase of technologya significant number of major vendors worked to extend their global reachstreamline internal organizations, and complete ambitious product developments. Competition has intensified for the applications used by library personnel ​to manage the collections and automate their operations, including ​the new generation ​of library services platforms as well as enhanced integrated library ​systems. Discovery services continue as a major area of activityseen by libraries as especially critical given their intimate connections with customers, serving as one of the main delivery vehicles for access to collections and services"​
  
-//As issues regarding ebook lending roil librariespublishers, and service ​providers such as OverDrive, automation vendors are working ​to integrate ebook management and access effectively into their management platforms and discovery ​services.'//+==== Value of the market in 2013 ==== 
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 +From the article: "We estimate the 2013 library technology economyincluding the total domestic and international revenues of all the companies with a significant presence in the US and Canada, at around $790 million, an increase of just more than 2% relative to last year’s estimate of $770 million. US revenues of these companies total around $485 million. We continue to estimate the global library technology industry aggregate revenues at around $1.8 billionwhich would also include RFID and other self-service ​products in addition ​to the technologies related to library ​management and resource ​discovery. ​Within these broad industry figures, each experienced a varying range of increases or losses in revenue"​.
  
  
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