Cloud-based ILS -- Thank you

Carl Grant carl at CARE-AFFILIATES.COM
Thu Sep 6 12:23:26 EDT 2012


I certainly want to encourage you to read my blog post on cloud based library management systems and why it is important for librarians to be involved with these platforms.  It also covers  considerations to keep in mind when looking at these platforms:



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On Sep 5, 2012, at 11:11 PM, "Morgan A. Brynnan" <mbrynnan at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> Thanks to everyone who wrote me off-list and on-list about cloud-based
> “ILS”! 
> Not to promote any company’s services, or “advertise” but I see that at
> least two companies are offering or are working on cloud-based systems to
> replace local ILS servers, cataloging, federated search, and proxies.
> I wonder if this may well be the future of  the ILS – shared community
> knowledge, open development of APIs and shared cataloging to the next
> degree. I’m a complete cynic, and if it sounds too good to be true, it
> probably is...,right?
> I ask because it is a huge step to discard the old ILS servers and put all
> our eggs in one vendor basket. I’ve never had the opportunity before to
> participate in choosing a new ILS or making a decision as big as this, and
> I’d hate to make a wrong decision for our library.
> Are others also in the “wait and see” mode, or does moving to cloud-based
> shared systems seem inevitable? Is it really time to bury the old local ILS
> server?
> Kind regards to all.
> Morgan Brynnan, MLIS
> mbrynnan at
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