A year from now you will wish you had started today - redefining strategy and organization for library automation and content
Conference contribution, 2013
There is a need for a new breed of organization and strategy in a changed landscape for library systems, acquisitions and discovery. This paper presents Chalmers library re-organization and strategic viewpoint on library systems, acquisitions, collection development and development methodology based on a complete overhaul of those areas to prepare us for a changed paradigm of how library systems and media is delivered to our organization and users.
Software and Data as a Service has changed the infrastructure for library automation and content delivery. Media and systems are merging in the Cloud, with vendor promise of lower total cost of ownership and demand driven acquisition solutions to ease the burden of information overload. We have passed the tipping point and these services are being rolled out to libraries globally. Chalmers University of Technology evaluated its current library automation systems and workflows with the ambition to better understand what we need from the next generation library systems and how to cope with the flood of digital content available to our users and the selection process.