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Market overview
overview of the public library systems market
Systems used
A-Z list of all UK public library authorities with the systems used
Business cases
Examples of how local authorities justify replacing their existing LMS
Shared services, open source, ebooks, social media/Web 2.0, 'modernisation of public libraries', RFID..and more....

Whose site is this?

This is a resource for anyone interested in public libraries and the technologies they use. It is a free and open community resource. Anyone can sign up and make contributions. These can take the form of new articles or changes (correction, additions etc.) to existing content. There is also a discussion feature. The site is hosted by Wikispaces and uses their software. Ken Chad Consulting set up the site and has taken on the role of 'WikiMaster' to encourage contributions, help contributors and protect the site from any malicious activity. However Ken Chad Consulting is not responsible for the content.

If you want general information, comment and resources about UK public libraries go to