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ond product to be developed, is an Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata
Harvesting (OAI-PMH) data content provider; it supports the Categories for the
Descriptions of Works of Art (CDWA) Lite XML data format.
OCLC also plans on changing library management by taking the entire process
online with its web-scale cooperative library management service. Based on a re-
(continued from page 31) designed web-scale architecture with streamlined workflows and cooperative solu-
tions, the online service supports the functionality of different systems and works
points to three key drivers behind the product. “First, we’re experiencing changing with third-party business process systems (e.g., finance and human resources) to
market dynamics,” he says. “Sell-side has cut research, there are fewer analysts cov- lower the ownership cost for libraries. Libraries that use the service can also share
ering fewer companies, and research is often inaccessible to large market segments.” information through the cooperative and with partners, enabling enhanced discovery,
The second driver is the emergence of professional bloggers. Third, “news breaks resource sharing, metadata management, and more.
first on the web,” he says. By taking these three factors into consideration, the Alacra Source: OCLC (www.oclc.org)
Pulse Platform was a right solution with the right information at the right time.
EBSCO Unveils User Solutions
Library patrons who find that their favorite books are on loan can find a replace-
ment with EBSCO Publishing’s NoveList Select. Pulling from more than 4 million
titles, the product recommends other books that users might find interesting and
provides live links to a library’s catalog so users can check them out immediately.
NoveList Select also explains why each title was chosen for the patron.
EBSCO Publishing is also helping EBSCOhost’s music lovers by adding the RIPM
(Retrospective Index to Musical Periodicals) Online Archive of Music Periodicals,
the only available collection of
music-based primary source
documents dating from 1800
to 1950. The archive contains
50 rare music periodicals se-
lected by specialists with new
titles released every 6 months.
It can be accessed directly or
through the RIPM.
In other news, since sus-
tainability is becoming more of
a corporate concern, EBSCO
Publishing is helping compa-
nies with its Sustainability
Reference Center. This com-