Higher Education Library Technology Briefing Papers


Library management system to library services platform.

Resource management for libraries: a new perspective, Ken Chad HELibTech Briefing Paper August 2015
This briefing paper contrasts the library resource management landscape now with the situation in 2008 when the Jisc/Sconul LMS study recommended that the time was not right for libraries to purchase a new library system. In the intervening period a new generation of 'library services platforms' (LSPs) has emerged and the pace of procurement has quickened. Ken analyses the current landscape and looks at the strategic issues around the changing nature of library collections, shared services, workflows and analytics. The paper is made available under a CC-0 license to enable easy re-use.

Rethinking the Library Services Platform.

Ken Chad HELibTech Briefing Paper January 2016
Überdenken des Konzeptes “Library Services Platform“ (PDF Auf Deutsch - translated into German)