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October 2009

In Smart Libraries Newsletter this Month:

Softlink International Realigns its Forces

Softlink International, a global company that produces the Liberty and Oliver library automation systems, has made a number of noteworthy changes over the last year. They have installed a new CEO for the global company and new management at their US subsidiary, and have incorporated a major independent distributor into the parent company.


Softlink International reports that its software finds use in over 10,000 libraries spanning 108 countries, making it a key player in the library software world. The company
offers library automation products for school, corporate, academic, and public libraries. In the United States Softlink has not gained wide adoption in large public or academic libraries, but has a substantial presence in school and corporate libraries.

--Marshall Breeding

Also in this Issue:

  • Tom Peters on the Open Book Alliance
  • How Green is Your E-Reader?
  • E-textbooks at Northwest Missouri State University
  • Wikipedia Limits Edits on the Living
  • New Options for Koha Support