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 Capita plc announced (14th December 2020) that it has agreed to sell its Education Software Solutions (‘ESS’) business (inc its library systems businesses) to Tiger UK Bidco Limited, a newly formed company established by funds advised by Montagu Private Equity (‘Montagu’),​ in a deal that values ESS at up to £400m. Capita plc announced (14th December 2020) that it has agreed to sell its Education Software Solutions (‘ESS’) business (inc its library systems businesses) to Tiger UK Bidco Limited, a newly formed company established by funds advised by Montagu Private Equity (‘Montagu’),​ in a deal that values ESS at up to £400m.
  
-**[[https://​www.capita.com/​news/​capita-prepares-disposal-of-education-software-business|Capita prepares to dispose of education software business]]** [This include the Capita library businesses] +**[[https://​www.capita.com/​news/​capita-prepares-disposal-of-education-software-business|Capita prepares to dispose of education software business]]** [This include the Capita library businesses]9th June 2020 Press Release. ​"Following a strategic review of our Software division over the past year, we made a decision to focus on a portfolio of core software capabilities which are better aligned with and support our consulting, transformation and digital BPO services, and the vertical markets of the rest of the Group.We will retain software assets that are catalysts for growing our other services – and plan to dispose of standalone software products that have little overlap or cross-sell with the rest of Capita, such as ESS".
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-9th June 2020 Press Release +
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-Capita notes recent media speculation regarding a potential disposal of Education Software Solutions (“ESS”). +
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-Following a strategic review of our Software division over the past year, we made a decision to focus on a portfolio of core software capabilities which are better aligned with and support our consulting, transformation and digital BPO services, and the vertical markets of the rest of the Group.We will retain software assets that are catalysts for growing our other services – and plan to dispose of standalone software products that have little overlap or cross-sell with the rest of Capita, such as ESS.+
  
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 ==== UK library technology trends and issues ==== ==== UK library technology trends and issues ====
  
-**[[https://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2021/​02/​Trends_in_library_tech_KenChad_Feb2021.pdf|Trends in the library technology market – A UK perspective]]**. Ken Chad. CILIP Buyers Guide. February 2021. Ken Chad analyses the underlying issues and trends that are shaping library technology with a focus on public libraries and libraries in higher education (HE). It concludes that libraries need new approaches to technology to support changed needs. It addresses themes such as community engagement for public libraries and new solutions for research and teaching and learning in HE. Many current library systems vendors are mired in supporting legacy library management systems ​ that hamper them in delivering the transformative approach needed. Only those that can deliver new higher value solutions will thrive in the longer term.+**[[https://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2021/​02/​Trends_in_library_tech_KenChad_Feb2021.pdf|Trends in the library technology market – A UK perspective]]**. Ken Chad. CILIP Buyers Guide. February 2021. Ken Chad analyses the underlying issues and trends that are shaping library technology with a focus on public libraries and libraries in higher education (HE). It concludes that libraries need new approaches to technology to support changed needs. It addresses themes such as community engagement for public libraries and new solutions for research and teaching and learning in HE. Many current library systems vendors are mired in supporting legacy library management systems that hamper them in delivering the transformative approach needed. Only those that can deliver new higher value solutions will thrive in the longer term.
  
 ==== Global library technology trends and issues ==== ==== Global library technology trends and issues ====
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