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ILS Chooser

Apr - 7 - 2007
Nicole C. Engard

How cool is this?? I just stumbled across this via someone else’s del.icio.us bookmarks. It’s an ILS Chooser! From the about page:

Source of data: Wayne, R. (2006). Helping You Buy: Integrated Library Systems. Computers in Libraries, 26, 23-31.
This exhibit could not have been done without the Wayne survey data.

I also took the information on popularity from Marshall Breeding’s lib-web-cats database: http://www.librarytechnology.org/libwebcats/
I did a simple search by ILS and took the number of hits, so this is only a very general way of gauging popularity.

I went through and picked things that were important to me and my library – and I got two options – bet you can guess which one wasn’t on the list :)

Number one on my results list was Koha!!! Good thing we’re going to have a demo this month :)

This tool has a lot of potential – I can’t wait to see it grow.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Jason says:

    I put this together, and I’m glad you found this potentially useful. Any suggestions on other facets I could include?

  2. Nicole says:

    I’ll have to give it a thorough look over – I did feel like there was little instruction. It took me a bit to realize that when I chose a narrowing option my other options changed accordingly. Also, it’d be nice to be able to narrow by a few other features.

    I know all of this because I’m currently trying to sell a migration at work – and it means keeping an eye on a lot of particular features.

    I’ll let you know more specifics after doing a thorough test.


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