Sunday, August 21, 2005

iPods, platforms and ecosystems

Lorcan Dempsy:"One way of thinking about some of the current discussion about the catalog and library services is that they need to be more readily available as platform components within the broader ecosystem of research, learning and information management tools. A similar point might be made about the general library supply ecosystem and libraries. Libraries will need to be able to more readily build out their services on top of platform components from their suppliers. We are on the cusp of this type of thinking at the moment, and one can point to some examples, but it will take a step change in thinking and systems capacities to move us there."