A colleague from UO's Library Council forwarded a recent OhioLINK white paper on the ILS industry.
This document is an example of risk aversion in academic libraries
Is OhioLINK competing in the space (integrated library systems) that it's making recommendations on? Based on the technology summary on page 10, I would say no. As noted, the consortium is using Innovative Interfaces (including the Millennium ILS) and Web OPAC physical materials - in 2020.
It's worse if you go into product capabilities that are described as needed in the white paper. Marshall Breeding's Perceptions survey data is based on staff, not user, responses, but the electronic functionality results across products are widely varied.
At many institutions, the challenges of survival in the next five years place the ILS discussion into perspective
However, I am horrified to learn of the planned closing of Concordia University in Portland at the end of the spring semester 2020. The threats of declining state support (for public institutions) and demographics mean that the issue that the white paper addresses needs to be put into perspective. To me, the ideal is to license a modern management service (and discovery service) that supports in-depth business analytics and API extension, and to hold costs as low as possible.
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