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March 2006

Smart Libraries Newsletter 26.3OPAC Sustenance: Ex Libris to Serve-Up Primo
In the ILS Scoop by Marshall Breeding
"Ex Libris is among the library-software vendors attempting to revitalize the library environment by creating 'next-generation' interfaces. With its new offering, Primo, it has put forward its vision in a product libraries can use to revamp

their online offerings."

Also in Breeding's ILS Scoop: "Changes at Endeavor" and "Polaris Demos AJAX for OPAC"

And by Tom Peters in March...
It's a Tag, Tag, Tag, Tag World
"The right to, and manner of, determining,

declaring, and sharing information

about the 'aboutness' of all types of

digital objects appear to be undergoing

a fundamental transformation. It's

difficult to tell if a renaissance of controlled-subject vocabularies, tagging, and

subject cataloging is in the offing, or if

the recent developments signal the death

knell of the methods of determining the

aboutness of an information object that

we all learned in library school. Tagging,

in particular, and the social Web, in general,

could

have a major impact on how digital libraries evolve."

Also by Tom Peters This Month in
Google Corner(ed)
"Google, the Justice Dept., and Our

Search Data" | "Best MacGyver Ever? Google's

Video Service" |

"Google Earth Now Available for Macs" | "And Finally . . . Google's Newsletter

for Librarians"