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Library Technology Guides: Documents, Databases, News, and Commentary THE SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN - Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond THE SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN Library Technology Forecast for 2015 and Beyond by Marshall Breeding With another year winding down, we’re pausing to review some of the accomplishments with technology in libraries and consider what might be in store. Each year seems to bring an accelerating pace of change. Relentless Consolidation In 2014, the library-technology industry saw another phase of consolidation. One component of the change relates to the increased involvement of private equity firms as they gain ownership of companies from the individuals or families that originally founded them. Through these previous rounds of consolidation, the strategic products and technologies used by libraries remain under the control of fewer companies of larger size and capacity. Looking into the next year or two, I anticipate that the consolidation of the industry will continue. However, it is inevitable that the industry will be dominated by a shrinking tier of very large corporations. Mobile

100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. Many of our original 100 are still going strong, but we’ve updated where necessary and added some of our new favorites, too. General Need to get started with a more broad search? iSEEK Education:iSeek is an excellent targeted search engine, designed especially for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers. Meta Search Want the best of everything? Dogpile:Find the best of all the major search engines with Dogpile, an engine that returns results from Google, Yahoo! Databases and Archives Resources like the Library of Congress have considerable archives and documents available, and many of them have taken their collections online. Books & Journals Science Math & Technology

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The purpose of CLIR’s Digital Library Federation program is to build and support a robust, engaged community whose members share a vested interest in advancing digital libraries. To this end, DLF serves as a resource and catalyst for collaboration among digital library developers, project managers, and all who are invested in digital library issues. by feillet Oct 12

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