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32 InformationToday July/August 2009 www.infotoday.com 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- prehensive, full-text database covers topics including envi- ronmental stewardship, corpo- The Alacra Pulse Platform, which launched in February this year, taps into a va- rate social responsibility, regu- riety of credible, trusted blogs and alternative media that are handpicked by Alacra’s lations, and renewable energy. editors to offer high-quality sources of business intelligence. Graubart says the plat- The product features coverage form is built around “a three-tiered freemium business model that’s the right model of more than 800 sustainability-related publications, as well as thousands of arti- for the time.” The freemium version offers an ad-supported free version (no regis- cles, benchmarks, and best practices from trade and industry publications. Sus- tration required) on the open web; another site provides links to premium content tainability Reference Center also lets corporate users see what other companies are that can be purchased at the Alacra Store. There is also a professional version that doing with case studies of sustainability practices from around the world. can be licensed with special features, including watch lists and email alerts, as well Source: EBSCO Publishing (www.ebscohost.com) as sharing and a
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