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EBSCOhost Gets Scientific Formula Support


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                                                                                                                                                    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 (
                                                                                           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

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 (                                                        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 (                              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
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