Without question, library automation is changing. Technological developments will soon provide flexibility to school library media specialists that they previously only dreamed about, not to mention features that will facilitate the handling of current and future technologies. This article—Part 2 of my two-part series on a group of library systems vendors that work with K-12—reflects interviews with vendors who work with a wide range of library environments: Mandarin Library Automation, The Library Corporation (TLC), Innovative Interfaces, and Sirsi Corporation were asked to talk about current and future developments in library automation. (See also The Voice of the Vendors: Futures in School Library Automation, Part 1
in the May/June 2005 issue of MMIS
, which covers my conversations with Follett, Sagebrush, Companion Corp., and Dynix.)
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