In Smart Libraries Newsletter This Month
"Small World: OCLC Launches WorldCat Local" by Marshall Breeding
"Next-gen" software is where it's at these days, and OCLC has joined the fray with its WorldCat Local.
"OCLC has made another foray (remember LS/2000?) into the online catalog arena by launching WorldCat Local, a version of WorldCat designed to replace the online catalog delivered as part of a library's ILS," Breeding explains. "WorldCat Local competes among an emerging genre of next-generation library interfaces that includes AquaBrowser from Medialab Solutions, Endeca's ProFind, Primo from Ex Libris, and Encore from Innovative Interfaces...."
Also in SLN in June
- "Pre-Teen Avatars on a Library Quest" by Tom Peters;
- "Twitterpated: Twitter Social Network" by Tom Peters; and
- "AquaBrowser Aids Libraries in Web Exposure," by Marshall Breeding
And in Google Corner(ed) by Tom Peters
- "Revenue, Profits, and Acquisitions Increase"
In Q1 2007: "Google's profits continued to soar... and [u]sage of Google also increased dramatically," Peters reports.
- "Google and States Partner"
"In late April, Google announced a partnership with four state governments--Arizona, California, Utah, and Virginia--to help make information contained on their Web sites easier to index and search."
- "First the Historians; Then, History Itself"
"Who knows how history will judge the Google massive book-scanning project of the early 21st century. Historians, however, have begun to pass judgement.