Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Dawning of the Age of Discovery

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Dawning of the Age of Discovery

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Welcome to twenty-ten. The sound that this year makes coming off the tongue has kind of a nice ring to it, don't you think? No more "aught" years for us. And no more years when we ought to be thinking about what libraries could be. It's time to become.

This month, CIL focuses on the new discovery systems that are helping transform libraries from the places where you go to look stuff up to the information services you depend on from wherever you are.

Welcome to 2010. Welcome to the dawning of the age of discovery.

In this issue, we review dozens of commercial discovery systems in sideby-side feature comparisons, thanks to Pamela Cibbarelli's fourth annual survey of ILS vendors.

In a case study, Amy Terlaga confesses to the realities involved in migrating a library consortia to open source ILS, but looking back she wouldn't have it any other way.

Amber Woodard provides the final installment report on the trials she underwent in taking her public library from Zero to 2. …

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