Building the Future-Ready Digital Library - Toolkit for Information Managers
With libraries spending more on digital content than print content, and some libraries buying almost nothing but digital content, enterprise libraries depend on technology. As technology evolves and changes, Outsell observes many enterprise libraries not just coping, but using technology to improve content delivery. Based on our experience and our daily engagement with information professionals in corporate, government, and academic libraries, we believe that future-ready digital libraries can follow their lead by evolving portals, embracing mobility, and simplifying authentication. We have developed a toolkit for these changes. This report includes:
- A closer look at portals, including Microsoft SharePoint, web-scale discovery, and collaboration tools;
- Important considerations regarding mobile access, including vendor-supplied mobile apps and redesigning the portal for mobile;
- A discussion of authentication and single sign-on, including ESPReSSO and a Shibboleth/proxy server hybrid.
- Imperatives for information managers.