Chapter 3: Products and Services

Marshall Breeding


Chapter 3 of Library Technology Reports (vol. 49, no. 1) “Resource Sharing in Libraries: Concepts, Products, Technologies, and Trends” provides profiles of the various products and services available to libraries that facilitate resource sharing. Each profile includes background information on the organization that provides the product, a general description of the product or service and its capabilities, the architecture or technologies involved, and a summary of the numbers or types of libraries that have adopted it Much of this chapter reflects information the author has collected over years of monitoring the field of library automation. Interested readers can find more comprehensive information on the author’s website Library Technology Guides at

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