Today Library Technology Launchpad celebrates the six-year anniversary since its launch on November 1, 2011. The site was originally located at libtechlaunchpad.wordpress.com but in 2015 it moved to its own domain (although it still runs on WordPress).
In the early days we posted more frequent library technology news items and in the coming year we hope to get back to that practice.
Since the relaunch in 2015, we have featured our Basics and Resources Series. We will continue this series with future articles on COUNTER, OpenURL, and electronic resource acquisition models.
We are also compiling the most comprehensive (yet concise) list of Library Technology Acronyms. Bookmark that page for a quick look-up of common library technology acronyms and their meanings.
Finally, we will continue to follow trends in library technology and promote Open Access whether it is library platforms (such as FOLIO), institutional repositories, open access journals, or open educational resources.
In that respect, Library Technology Launchpad is doing its small part by serving as an open access “journal” in providing open access articles on library technology topics. Before starting this website, I considered writing and submitting articles to the traditional library (read: subscription) journals. Instead, I decided to publish my own articles in an easily accessible blog format.
It’s been a fun and fulfilling six years. I’m looking forward to the next six.