While most of the new developments in information search, retrieval, and access may seem to be coming from relatively new players in the information industry, the traditional suppliers of information are not standing still. Likewise, librarians are developing new environments and services that are designed to serve 21st-century patrons. An international alliance was formed to govern a global online science gateway named WorldWideScience.org. A single search query provides access to more than 200 million pages of science and technology information that is not typically available through a popular search engine. The BestCollegesOnline.com site revealed its list of the 25 most modern libraries in the world. The list is not ranked, but each entry includes an explanation as to why it was chosen. The Higher Education Funding Council for England announced nearly L10 million of funding for a groundbreaking collaboration between UK higher education libraries led by Imperial College London and the BL following a successful 18-month pilot.