Automated and Integrated Library Systems

ALS & ILS Roots: Bibliography & Business Records



Automated Library Systems: “Modernization Phase”



Integrated Library Systems: “Innovation Phase”



Cloud Computing: "Transformation Phase” 



Open Source Software





Interesting and Fun Video Clips Related to Libraries


"The Librarian" (excerpt) 1946:


Automated Retrieval System in place at University of Chicago's Joe and Rika Mansueto Library:


Automated Retrieval System Simulation by HK Systems Manufacturer:


EssenRFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Library Management System Simulation:


Hennepin County Public Library Automated Materials Handling System:


"What digital natives want from their library":





•LISWiki. (2011). History of the card catalog. Retrieved from

•Yan, H. (2010). On the Clouds: A New Way of Computing. Information Technology & Libraries, 29(2), 87-92.

•Dillon, D. (2011). Why Libraries Persist: Hermits, Clouds, Confucius, Bubbles, and HortenseFoglesong. Journal Of Library Administration,51(1), 18-36. doi:10.1080/01930826.2011.531639

•Kinner, L., & Rigda, C. (2009). The Integrated Library System: From Daring to Dinosaur?. Journal Of Library Administration, 49(4), 401-417. doi:10.1080/01930820902832546

•Vaughan, J., & Costello, K. (2011). Management and Support of Shared Integrated Library Systems. Information Technology & Libraries, 30(2), 62-70.

•Breeding, M. (2011). A Cloudy Forecast for Libraries. Computers In Libraries, 31(7), 32-34.

•Jordan, J. (2011). Climbing Out of the Box and Into the Cloud: Building Web-Scale for Libraries. Journal Of Library Administration, 51(1), 3-17. doi:10.1080/01930826.2011.531637

•Yang, Sharon, Hoffman, M. A., & Weeks, M. (2009) Koha, Evergreen, and Voyager: A Comparison of Their Staff Modules. Retrieved from

•DuraSpace. (2011). DuraSpace launches open-source cloud service. Retrieved from

•Zusman, N. [neilzusman]. (2008, May 4). The Librarian(excerpt) 1946 [Video file]. Retrieved from

•University of Chicago. [UChicago]. (2011, May 10). The Joe and Rika Mansueto Library: How It Works [Video file]. Retrieved from

•HK Systems [SupplyChainSolutions]. (2010, January 14). Automated Library System Simulation by HK Systems [Video file]. Retrieved from

•Essen RFID. [EssenRFID]. (2010, June 19). EssenRFID (UHF) Library Management System [Video file]. Retrieved from

•prettydaisies. [prettydaisies]. (2008, March 28). Automated Materials Handling (AMH) Systems for Books [Video file]. Retrieved from

•VALA. [VALATV]. (2010, February 5). What digital natives want from their library [Video file]. Retrieved from


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