February 11, 2004, 8 AM to 9 AM Pacific
Breeding will provide observations, perspectives, and opinions about trends related to the companies, products, and technologies of the library automation industry. While the library industry continues to be unpredictable, savvy librarians should be aware of the general factors that will shape library automation technology in the future.As well, Breeding will offer a general sketch of the library automation business landscape: the types of companies involved, the health of the industry, the size of the market, the current rates of revenue growth, and sources for capital investment. The most-asked question about the industry involves business consolidation. The library automation industry today is only moderately consolidated. Might we expect further mergers or acquisitions?Registration is required for this free event.