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Title Library technology buying strategies / edited by Marshall Breeding.

Publication Info. Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  025.00285 LIB    Trace2
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Description viii, 136 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to the RFP -- Writing an RFP -- Introduction to resource sharing -- Key standards for interoperability in resource sharing -- Types of cloud computing solutions -- Planning for cloud computing -- Introduction to library service platforms -- Criteria for purchasing e-book platforms.
Summary "The prospect of a new automation system can be daunting. When do the benefits of moving to something new surpass the deficits of keeping the status quo? Can the products on the market deliver what libraries need to survive and prosper? Are those based on open source more flexible than proprietary systems? What about those deployed in the cloud? These and dozens more questions arise when libraries enter a selection process. Knowing the options is key to arriving at the best answers for your own organization. Marshall Breeding, who has followed the ins and outs of library technology for more than 30 years, gathers together a roster of fellow experts in the field to offer new practioners, library decision makers, and budgeting staff a comprehensive survey of whats out there. Providing substance beyond the buzzwords and hype, this guide quickly brings readers up to speed while providing practical advice on such topics as RFPs: what they are, how to write them and tips for getting bids; standards, interoperability, and trends in resource sharing; distinguishing between infrastructure-as-service, software-as-service, and platform-as-service when it comes to cloud computing; what you need to know to start planning for cloud computing; how library service platforms differ from the traditional ILS; and factors to consider when comparing e-book platforms."--Publisher's website
Subject Libraries -- Information technology -- Purchasing.
Integrated library systems (Computer systems) -- Purchasing.
Libraries -- Automation -- Contracting out.
Computer systems -- Purchasing.
Library information networks.
Electronic information resources -- Management.
Added Author Breeding, Marshall, editor.
ISBN 9780838914670 (print : alk. paper)
0838914675 (print : alk. paper)
Standard No. 40026274809
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