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April 2006

Smart Libraries Newsletter April 2006In Transition: Endeavor and Its OpenURL Product
In the ILS Scoop by Marshall Breeding
Endeavor reports it will cease development of LinkFinderPlus, and says it will offer its customers a new product—based on TOUResolver from TDNet—Discovery:Resolver.

And by Tom Peters in April...

Don't Ask Jeeves, Just Ask; The Politics of the $100 Laptop; and Online Searching Surges in the U.S.

Also by Tom Peters This Month in
Google Corner(ed)
"Google Manuscript Search" and "What Would Jefferson Do?"

"Smart Librarians," a new department debuting in SLN 26:4
“One ILL of a Service!”

NH Librarian Amps Up ILL with Technology
"Recently librarian Eleanor Croteau (Manchester City Library, New Hampshire) was honored by the Reference and Adult Services Section (READS) of the New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) with the 2005 READS Award of Excellence....Croteau's recent accolade was not the result of a highly sophisticated, expensive technological system she developed to serve her library's interlibrary loan patrons. Rather, she used the library's existing technology and partnerships to develop a highly user-centered ILL 'system' that effectively increased the efficiency and timeliness of her ILL service for her users."