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September 2009

In Smart Libraries Newsletter this Month:

ILS Market News

"A variety of notable events took place on the ILS market recently. There continues to be vigorous competition among a group of companies offering both proprietary and open source products."

--Marshall Breeding


The Summer of Transformed Conferences

"It was only a matter of time—for years, there has been talk within librarianship and beyond about new ways to offer professional conferences. Small-scale tests have been held using various webconferencing services in virtual worlds like Second Life and elsewhere. All this experimentation seems to have come to fruition in the summer of 2009, which may be remembered as the big bake-off for all of these new conferencing options."

--Tom Peters

Also in this Issue:


  • EBSCO Sets Strategy for Discovery
  • Battle of the E-Books