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Chief Considerations in Choosing an ILS

Date : Jun 05, 2003
Start Time : 12 p.m. Eastern
Length : 00:56:57

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Choosing a library automation system is one of the most important decisions a library will ever make. In today's world, libraries depend on automation systems for all aspects of their operation. And more importantly, the Web interface of the ILS represents the library itself to many of its customers. With more of the library's services being delivered through the Web rather than face to face in the library, a library must be sure it's offering the best technology available. In this important Web seminar, Marshall Breeding offers his top ten considerations that libraries should consider when choosing a library automation system. Whether your library finds itself automating for the first time or migrating from an obsolete system, these ten guideposts will lead you through the journey of selecting the best ILS for your library.

Marshall Breeding ?Library Technology Consultant and Author

Marshall Breeding is library technology officer at Vanderbilt University's Jean and Alexander Heard Library and a leading library technology consultant. He is a prolific author who has written nine books and more than 100 articles on topics including library automation, Internet technology, networking, and library trends. As an accomplished speaker, Breeding has made more than 100 presentations to the library community through professional conferences and technology user group meetings. Online, Breeding maintains Library Technology Guides, a comprehensive resource and content site related to library automation, and lib-web-cats, a directory of libraries throughout the world.