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Wednesday, March 09, 2005
The integrated library system that isn't  
Worthwhile article from Lorcan Dempsey's weblog: The integrated library system that isn't.

It is clear that the ILS manages a progressively smaller part of the library activity. There has been a real shift in emphasis towards e-resource management (see the metasearch/resolver/ERM/knowledgebase suite of tools), and in some cases towards digital asset management. Libraries now manage a patchwork of systems which do not always play well together.

On a similar theme, Andrew Pace discusses the limitations of OPACs in American Libraries.