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[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]A perspective on resource list management How has the management of academic resource lists changed, what are library management systems vendors offering and how are resource lists being handled in a social media environment?
Published in Library & Information Update (p.39-41). CILIP June 2010


[fourcol_one]RIN[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]‘Creating catalogues: bibliographic records in a networked world’. This report was the output of our project with RIN to identify and map the current arrangements through which bibliographic records are created and the flow between publishers, libraries and other service providers in the UK.[/fourcol_three_last]


[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last] A broader menu beckons in the LMS market. There growing interest in Open Source Library Management Systems.Ken Chad contrasts the appetite for open source solutions two years ago with the interest and solutions available today. He looks at how some of the barriers to the take up of open source solutions are being broken down.
Published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette. 24th April 2009[/fourcol_three_las

[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]The impact of 2.0: are you missing the point. Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 are local manifestations of much deeper, technology driven changes in the Information economy. The new ‘Networked Information Economy’ has enabled millions of people to combine cheap computing, and access to the web to take ownership of the ‘means of production’ and create and share content. Ken develops themes from his Internet Librarian presentation.
Published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette. 21st September 2007[/fourcol_three_last]

[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]The LMS: an open or shut case. Is Open Source a solution to a failing market? In the US there is increasing dissatisfaction with the LMS vendors and several major public and academic libraries have selected Open Source LMSs. Ken analyses this trend and its relevance to the UK.
Published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette. 24th August 2007[/fourcol_three_last]


[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]See you later aggregator. UK Library resources are fragmented. There is a hugely valuable, publicly funded, resource that is not used to its full advantage because it is not aggregated. Ken argues that a UK national aggregation of library resources is feasible and that it should be combined with an easy and effective fulfilment mechanism.
Published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette. 27th July 2007[/fourcol_three_last]


[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]Is the LMS at a tipping point? Is it time for libraries to downsize their systems and lower costs? Ken explains the legacy of UNIX library systems and the opportunities presented by Windows based systems or Open Source to lower costs dramatically, even for large academic and public libraries.
Published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette. 29th June 2007[/fourcol_three_last]


[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]Taking apart the library system. The monolithic integrated LMS is splitting up into its smaller component parts, realising a long-held dream of many librarians. We are in a new ‘pioneering’ age where libraries will need to focus more attention on standards and increase their technical skills to reap the rewards of a low cost library system ‘components.
Published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette. 1st June 2007 ‘[/fourcol_three_last]


[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]Same message: new messenger? How can libraries compete with free commercial ‘library’ services? Can they offer a service that’s more relevant, engaging, personalised, cheaper, faster and easier to use? Who will create it?
Published in the CILIP+InformationGazette. 4th May 2007[/fourcol_three_last]


[fourcol_one]CILIP Gazette 150[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]Unsettled forecast . In a consolidating LMS market increasingly funded by private equity what should libraries do? In less than two years the majority of the UK’s public and HE libraries have seen their LMS providers come under new ownership. Private equity companies have initiated much of that change. Ken discusses what is happening, why it is happening and what libraries should do.
Published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette. 9th March 2007[/fourcol_three_last]


[fourcol_one]Panlibus 200[/fourcol_one] [fourcol_three_last]The new value of the library. Web services and a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) have now matured enough to provide promise of effective and economic integration between library management systems and other corporate systems such as CRM and Finance. Ken discusses the implications and opportunities of this approach.
Published in Panlibus 1. Autumn 2005[/fourcol_three_last]

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