The 2021 Library Systems Report – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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2021 Library Systems Report

According to Marshall Breeding in his most recent annual technology report in American Libraries “in a year complicated by a global pandemic, the community of vendors providing technologies to libraries made important strides to meet pressing needs and make ongoing progress in their longer-term initiatives. Though the pandemic disrupted library services—as well as funding—in 2020, concerted efforts were made to fulfill the demands of users to the extent possible. Almost all vendors made sharp turns to expand access to digital collections and services in order to compensate for diminished access to physical materials….”


This survey shows that people prefer printed books – even in the digital age

According to this post in the World Economic Forum “With smartphones, tablets and e-readers reaching mass adoption over the past few years, many have predicted that printed books would soon become a thing of the past. And while it’s true that people use their electronic devices to read, they still rely heavily on ink and paper when it comes to reading books.


The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) Program Scheduler is now open

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “The American Library Association has announced that the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual), June 23-29, Program Scheduler is now open.” THe program will consist of “more than 200 educational sessions, 250+ exhibitors, 25+ featured speakers, and more than 140 authors …”



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