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June 2006

Smart Libraries Newsletter 26:6Strategic Development: SirsiDynix & Serials Solutions
in The ILS Scoop by Marshall Breeding
"SirsiDynix has unveiled a new strategy for its electronic-resource management (ERM) offerings for libraries. According to company officials, it has selected Serials Solutions as a strategic partner for the delivery of products related to e-resource management and access (as well as for linking and metasearch)."

And by Tom Peters in June...

  • Getting a Second Life Library
    "The process of creating the Second Life Library 2.0 (SSL2) in the Second Life virtual-reality environment has been very interesting to date."
  • Culture War: Read-Only vs. Read-Write
    "A cultural, social, and economic battle is being waged, and digital information accessed by the public is at the center of the controversy. Whether we like it or not, librarians are in the thick of this, because our institutions are general, non-discriminating purveyors of public information."
  • Weaving Your Schedule into a Web 2.0 World
    "You can use a Web-based calendar service to create and manage a personal calendar, or a calendar for your project team, library department, or the entire library. And many of these calendar services offer free accounts....When Jenny Levine, The Shifted Librarian, spoke at the Texas Library Association's annual conference in late April, she was keen on a service called 30 Boxes."

Also by Tom Peters in Google Corner(ed)
Google's Patent for Voice-Activated Searching
Beta Than Google Scholar? Windows Live Academic Search Launches