Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant and Founder of Library Technology Guides, Founder of Library Technology Guides
Libraries worldwide spend almost $2 billion/year on technology products and services and are constantly considering prudent strategic technology investments. Author of the “Automation Marketplace Industry Report” (Library Journal) since 2002, Breeding has the incredible ability to explain the current state of the industry and what we need to watch for in the future and factor into our technology decisions today.
2014 perception survey: perception2013.pl
Turnover reports — generated on the fly.
Strategic Compettion and Cooperation Report — April 9, 2014. Online American Libraries
$1.8 billion global
$790 million from companies involved in US
$485 million from US libraries
— Ex Libris 3957 libraries. Large libraries
–Innovative 1640 libraries
–SirsiDynix 3595 libraries
PTFS — LibLime
Smaller number of larger companies. Consolidation bad and good.
Innovative Interfaces purchased Polaris.
SirsiDynix purchased EOS International.
1,100 mostly special libraries use EOS.Web
EBSCO Information Services internal consolidations — Publishing + Information Services
ProQuest — retiring Serials Solutions brand
Follett Library Services — internal consolidation — K to 12 market
Discovery Services — EBSCO largest installation base
Transititon to Library Services Platform.
ILS evolving toward discovery systems.