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Predicting the future

Abstract

Tips on how to identify future trends in library technologies is discussed in this chapter. Libraries adopt innovation later than corporate organizations. By using the private sector as an indicator, you can be aware of possible advances which might be coming for libraries. There are several resources you can make use of to help highlight potential trends. There are annual reports, conferences, along with frequent articles and blogs written by experts in the field of library technologies, which you can also research.

Keywords

Technology forecasts

Private sector

Trends

Pundits

Data mining

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.

Niels Bohr

You might have gone to a see a fortune-teller ...

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