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August 2009

In Smart Libraries Newsletter This Month:

BiblioCommons Prepares for
Next Phase of Roll-out

By Marshall Breeding

"After a long period of development, testing and some delays, BiblioCommons appears poised to move forward as a contender in the arena of discovery interfaces. Developed by a Toronto-based company of the same name, BiblioCommons offers a new approach to the discovery interface that fully embraces social networking as a fundamental component in the way that patrons find and select resources from library collections.

BiblioCommons has been available at the Oakville Public Library in Ontario for public use since July 2008. Other deployments were in the works to follow on the heels of this implementation, but were delayed while the company resolved some issues with scaling and performance. In recent months these issues have been resolved and a number of installations are slated to take place by the end of 2009."

Also In This Issue:

Ingram Digital’s MyiLibrary
Audio Book Service


By Tom Peters