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November 2008

 In Smart Libraries Newsletter:Smart Libraries Newsletter November 2008

"Koha in Delhi, India"
Marshall Breeding reports on the Delhi Public Library's choice to implement open-source software, Koha, for its automated services.

"In tune with the worldwide trend toward open-source software, the Delhi Public Library has embarked on a project to Koha," notes Breeding in the November issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter.

"This initial deployment of Koha for the Delhi Public Library represents a a fairly modest endeavor [as compared to] the demands of a large municipal public library in the U.S....But this examination of the Delhi Public Library's adoption of Koha provides an excellent snapshot of library automation in the developing world."

Also by Breeding This Month... "ISIS Moves into the Open-Source Arena"

And in SLN in November by Tom Peters

  • "Go Directly to GoWeb3D" — "What if you could experience three-dimensional virtual environments right in a standard Web browser, without having to download and install special software?" Peters asks in the November issue of SLN. "A small start-up company, 'GoWeb3D,' is trying to figure out how users will be able to do just that."
  • "Project Tests ProQuest Databases in Virtual Worlds" — "This fall, a group of educators, librarians and ProQuest representatives began a project to make the process of accessing Web-based information databases much easier and more integral to the overall virtual world experience," reports Peters.

  • "A Preview of Things to Come" — Peters provides the latest on Google's Book Search project and how new enhancements will advance the project and impact the library world.

  • "It's a Twing Thing" — The new search engine "Twing," reports Peters, "focuses solely on online communities and the communication and information exchanges that occur in them."