Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Things won't stand still

One of the things I would like to discuss is the fact that the library software market-place will not stand still. Products are being developed so quickly that it makes it difficult to close the door. We thought we had evaluated all of the PAC Discovery tools out there, and now there are 3 more that we really should look at. It's not that we don't want to, but where do you draw the line?

When you apply this to Open Source ILS options, the problem is compounded.

Are others struggling with this issue?

1 comment:

Karla Smith said...

There certainly seems to be a lot happening in the Opensource ILS market; but I thought that was because the "official" library software vendors are too SLOW at releasing products.

By the time a vendor releases its newest product (in a version that is complete and actually works), it is already dated and doesn't meet customer needs.