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InformationToday 39 www.infotoday.com September 2009 4Q 2009. It employs collection development capabilities such as edition-grouped search results, word cloud search visualization, and Web 2.0 tools to provide users with relevant book information. Source: R.R. Bowker, LLC (www.bowker.com) Ex Libris: Customized Google OKs Plans for Chrome OS After releasing a browser to compete with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Google is taking another crack at the software industry’s answer to Standard Oil. Enter Collaboration FEATURED PRODUCT A Chrome OS, an open source, browser-based operating system reminiscent of (but s near as Carl Grant can remember, he has been to about 55 Ameri- unrelated to) Android. Chrome OS is scheduled for release in late 2010 and will can Library Association (ALA) meetings over the years. While the pres- initially be marketed to netbook users. ident of Ex Libris North America thought the economy might lead to Source: Google (www.google.com) decreased attendance at this year’s annual conference in Chicago last July, he says it turned out to be a good meeting. “Our booth traffic was much better than we expected, and we were pleasantly surprised,” he says. SpringerImages Launches Image Collection For Ex Libris, the conference was the proper platform to launch its latest Springer Science+Business Media launched a new database, SpringerImages, products, tools, and services, with something for each library sector. Fresh out which makes available to users more than 1.5 million photos, charts, graphs, and of the gate, the Unified Resource Management (URM) framework received pos- tables, all with citations, from across the scientific spectrum. Users can use images itive feedback from the start. “Librarians have been very enthusiastic about from SpringerImages for almost all noncommercial purposes and the company prom- its functionality,” he says. Three development partners were the first to try out ises fast and accurate searches. the new library management services: Boston College, Princeton University, Source: Springer Science+Business Media (www.springer.com) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. URM is designed to unify the management of back-office library operations, from selection to fulfillment, for the entire library wherever and no matter what size. URM centralizes data ProQuest services in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) environment using flexible models for collaboration in collection development as well as seamlessly sharing meta- Streamlines data and resources with peer libraries. It’s a network where libraries can col- Platform laborate on many levels, whether in technical support, purchasing power, or staff resources, starting today and well into the future. ProQuest, LLC is uniting all of its products under a new platform set for release in 2010. It will feature a single content store, a single search engine, and a unified user ex- perience that helps users dig deeper
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