As promised in an earlier blog post, let me bring you up to-date on how OCLC is planning to support such core library functions as circulation management, acquisitions, and Electronic Resource Management (ERM) via a web-based, cloud computing service offering.
In an earlier post, I likened their recently announced plans to offer “web-scale library management” services as being tantamount to transforming the world’s largest library cataloger into a world class ILS (Integrated Library System) vendor.
In a private interview yesterday, OCLC President Jay Jordan, likened it more to an “ILS alternative,” a next-generation approach to library management, if you will.
Hear what he had to say where it might all go in this short (3-minute) audio clip.
Dick Kaser, ITI, VP, Content