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alternate search syntax, and more. The product is available to all Genie customers
Bibliotheca Partners With iTeam, on active maintenance.
Simplifies RFID Conversion Source: Inmagic, Inc. (www.inmagic.com)
iTeam Resources, Inc.’s PC and print management software products are being
integrated with Bibliotheca, Inc.’s BiblioChip self-service software interface. The pair- SwetsWise Selection Support Now Available
ing gives library patrons a single self-check station to check out materials and reserve SwetsWise Selection Support is now out of beta and available to order. The service
time on library PCs. They can also pay for printing charges, library fines, or other helps librarians and other information professionals make better decisions about their
charges with credit and debit cards, cash, and stored-value cards. electronic resources by combining customers’ usage statistics with their subscription
Bibliotheca is also offering libraries RFID (radio frequency identification) conver- holdings and pricing information. This provides a fully integrated price-per-use
sion software to swap bar codes for RFID tags when patrons check materials in or overview for collection analysis.
out. To use the software, libraries must fit their bar code-enabled materials with blank Source: Swets (www.swets.com)
RFID tags. When the bar code is read at a self-check station or book return, the data
is transferred to the RFID chip, initializing it. The software works with Bibliotheca’s
line of self-check stations and book returns as well as products from other vendors. ProQuest Adds Journalism Dictionary to C19
Source: Bibliotheca, Inc. (www.bibliotheca-rfid.com) ProQuest, LLC is bringing the Dictionary of Nineteenth Century Journalism on-
line in C19: The Nineteenth Century Index. The dictionary contains more than 1,600
entries covering British and Irish newspaper and periodical publishing in the 19th
Vitrium Targets PDF Access Rights century. It joins the Nineteenth-Century Short Title Catalogue; The Wellesley Index
Vitrium Systems unveiled protectedpdf Small Business Edition, a web-based to Victorian Periodicals, 1824–1900; Poole’s Index to Periodical Literature; and more
application that allows providers of books, magazines, white papers, reports, data in C19, which provides bibliographic coverage of more than 1.5 million books and
sheets, and more to set reader access rights for their content. For example, the official publications, 71,000 archival collections, and 18.9 million articles.
product can limit the number of computers a PDF can be viewed on, disable print- Source: ProQuest, LLC (www.proquest.com)
ing, and set permissions for many other items. protectedpdf also does not require
a third-party application to view PDFs, the first program of its kind to do so.
Source: Vitrium Systems, Inc. (www.vitrium.com) Ex Libris Group Releases Updated MetaLib
The Ex Libris Group is offering version 4.3 of its MetaLib gateway and metasearch
solution. The release includes more than 35 upgrades that streamline staff workflows
Inmagic Genie and reduce the total cost of ownership. For example, MetaLib’s back-office tools feature
3.3 Released task-based wizards so users can activate resources quickly and easily, customize the
user interface, and create deep-linking URLs to integrate MetaLib with other appli-
Inmagic released Genie cations. The upgrades are based on feedback from MetaLib users.
3.3, the latest version of its Source: Ex Libris Group (www.e