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December 2013


Vendor Consolidation and its Impact on Libraries

Library technology vendors continue to consolidate. Since the mid-2000s, the shape of the library automation industry has changed considerably through a constant stream of mergers and acquisitions. Many smaller companies continue to prosper, serving narrower groups of libraries with specialized products. But a group of large organizations dominate the industry, most involved with libraries as customers in many different parts of the world.
--Marshall Breeding

Also in this issue

  • SirsiDynix Acquires EOS International
  • Polaris Announces LEAP to Deliver Web-based Automation

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