Library Automation 2007

One of the members of a listserv I subscribe to sent this link to the group.  It contains the results of Library Technology Guides’ Survey of Library Automation.  The survey was international, but most of the respondents were from the US. 

One of the programs ACL uses is on there so it was good to see how highly it was rated.  The results themseves weren’t as interesting as the comments made by the responding libraries.  One of the most common complaints I saw on the comments was cost: this particular program is expensive, it’s not very customizeable, and things that some libraries think should be part of the basic package are sold as add-ons.  Also, printing is terrible in this program as we’ve all experienced at ACL.  On the other hand, the system was developed by a large company and it’s very stable, so many of the respondents liked that.

I’ll probably post the link to my class bulletin board, since we’re studying database technologies in one of my classes. 

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