library management

SirsiDynix CEO resigns

Patrick Sommers is resigning from his position of chief executive officer of library-management system company SirsiDynix.

ProQuest Platform

Libraries with a database on the ProQuest platform can now use it for access to full text of the electronic content in its collection, from ProQuest or from another content provider.

AquaBrowser Online

Talis and Medialab Solutions, creator of the AquaBrowser application, have announced a platform partnership agreement, allowing Medialab to take advantage of the Talis’s open software platform’s APIs.

Journal Use Reports

A partnership between Thomson Scientific and Australia’s University of Melbourne has resulted in the launch of Journal Use Reports, a new research assessment and collections management tool.


Innovative Interfaces is developing a unified search-and-access tool called Encore, planned for general release in mid-2007. This discovery-services platform uses Web 2.0 technologies and builds on the company’s Millennium integrated-library technology


VTLS has announced that Version 48 of its Virtua product supports Oracle XE, Oracle's free starter edition of its database software.

Demand for integration triggers consolidation

The changing nature of research resources and the demands of its users are having a knock-on effect on the companies that help libraries to manage this information. Siân Harris discovers OCLC PICA's perspective on the library-management sector

RFID industry confronts privacy fears

RFID is becoming a popular way to monitor materials in libraries and elsewhere but the use of this wireless technology has prompted questions about users' privacy. Dr Christian Kern, the head of systems development at Switzerland's Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems does not believe there is any cause for concern


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