Friday, August 14, 2009
One idea struck me as I listened to the latest Library 2.0 Gang podcast. Beth Jefferson from Bibliocommons said she doesn't refer to their product as a social ILS. Amazon is not called a social book seller, they have lots of social content and tools, but that is just the way the Web works now. They are just a book seller and Bibliocommons is just an ILS. Lots of other good stuff in the discussion, but that one idea struck me and stayed with me.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Anyone using the ILL tool Odyssey?
The Odyssey software allows sites to send and receive electronic documents to other Odyssey sites, OCLC ILLiad sites, and other vendor's software that supports the Odyssey protocol. Odyssey was designed with low cost, ease of use, and network security in mind. The software is a client/server application which allows the processing application to be split off from the delivery service function. This controls cost by allowing sites to expand by just adding the processing functionality to additional machines. It helps with network security by allowing the delivery service function of the software to be run on a server/workstation that may or may not be located in the ILL office.Best of all - it is FREE!
Monday, August 10, 2009
News from NISO.
After a brief break during July, we will be restarting the NISO open teleconference series today at 3:00 pm EDT. The main discussion topic will be the Institutional Identifier project and its status. Tina Feick, the I2 co-chair, will join us to provide an update. In addition, we'll provide some background on the two new work item proposals that are currently before the NISO voting membership, the Standardized Markup for Journal Articles and Physical Delivery of Library Resources. As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome.
This Open Teleconference conversation is pat of an ongoing series of month calls held on the second Monday of each month as a way to keep the community appraised of NISO's activities. It also provides an opportunity for you to provide feedback to NISO on our activities or make suggestions about new activities we should be engaging in.
The call is free and anyone is welcome to participate in the conversation. To join, simply dial 877-375-2160 and enter the code: 17800743.