Today’s post looks at loosely coupled software and services that together could be used to create a modular library system. What are the merits, and flaws, of such an approach and what can libraries (and technology providers) do to remedy some of the less desired effects of such strategies?
Why is the unified dream of library software still so strong among the library community? In an ever more diverse library landscape, why do we still envision and talk about THE library system? And what are the alternatives?