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September 2008

In Smart Libraries Newsletter This MonthSmart Libraries Newsletter September 2008


One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?
Two recent announcements about VTLS -- with very different undertones and overtones -- were made within the same week, reports Marshall Breeding.

"One involved the completed implementation of Virtua at Queens Borough Public Library and the other revealed the decision by Oxford University Libraries in the United Kingdom not to go forward with their migration to Virtua. These contradictory events defy simple explanation."


For the in-depth story, read “Wins and Losses for VTLS” by Breeding in this month's issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter.

Also in SLN in September by Tom Peters

  • "The Reverse Frontier Problem of Virtual Worlds"
  • "The Search Is Back On"
  • "Staying Put, Staying Connected"

And Breeding also tackles more ILS developments, in "Major Changes at Ex Libris" and "CARE Affiliates Acquired by LibLime." Click on the cover to preview (View This) or order (Buy This)!