The Future of Libraries, Part III

The American Library Association (ALA) has taken a proactive position by forming the Center for the Future of Libraries. The Center’s goal is to identify emerging trends of libraries, librarians and surrounding communities. Working with librarians across the United States, the Center’s information and data has worked to direct future innovations and plans.

The Future of Libraries – Part II

Now reinvented, the public library operates with its own rules, culture and evolving purpose in a symbiotic relationship with its surrounding community. With the birth and growth of the e-reader, librarians came close to waving the white flag. Pundits predicted the end of libraries, as we knew them, or at the very least, books. Publishers panicked and authors examined options.

Large or Small ILS Vendor?

October 20, 2015 admin 0

“Is a Large ILS Vendor Better?” by Sal Provenza I have worked for several small and large Integrated Library System (ILS) vendors over the years […]

Choosing an ILS Partner

September 8, 2015 admin 0

“Choosing an ILS Partner” By Sal Provenza Well, the time may have come to collaborate with a new ILS vendor. Your old ILS vendor may […]

Together We Stand!

August 31, 2015 admin 0

“Together We Stand!” By Sal Provenza In simple terms, a public library consortium is a group of similar libraries, typically in a common geographic area, […]