Host - Kurt Wagner [William Paterson University of New Jersey]
Moderator - Anand Vadul [Storybunny]

1 Timeline of Library ILS Vendors - Marshall Breeding :
http://www.librarytechnology.org/automationhistory.pl

At the end user librarians are currently dissatisfied with the unresponsiveness of the vendor.
It is also a large cost per annum ~ 30-50k pa
People started looking for alternavies

2 Next Generation Catalogs :

2.1 Commerical
The Library Corporation created Aquabrowser - A layer on the curent ILS
http://aqua.queenslibrary.org


2.2 Commercial Search Engine based :
Endeca Powered system - McMaster and NCSU
http://libcat.mcmaster.ca
http://www.lib.ncsu.edu
Fosters discovery by exposing more of MARC content to user- Library 2.0 Catalog.

2.3 Open Source
Georgia Public Libraries - A bunch of programmers who went live with home grown version of ILS
End of 2006 Called Evergreen [Implemented by the Pines Group]
http://www.open-ils.org


Being used by Georigia Pines. Pines creates a user friendly rich way of getting into the user content.
VALE is now looking into the feasability of using it. (Whitepaper: http://www.valenj.org/newvale/ols/ )
- Reports are run as queires against a postgresql
- Control is still @ the programmatic level and not nearly at the level of librarians.
http:// www.vufind.org - Lucene based opensource NLS by Villanova.

http://www.koha.org Open source - but support can be bought from 3rd party - LibLime
http://lists.webjunction.org/web4lib/ Opensource programmers for creating an ILS.


3. Next Generation Landscape
- Mellon Institute is providing a grant for developing ILS : They are interested in a full ILS
- Extensible Catalog (http://extensiblecatalog.info) is a user based front end.