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UNESCO's white paper on digital archives and preservation

Friday, March 14th, 2008

Kevin Bradley, Junran Lei, and Chris Blackall. Paris: UNESCO, 2007 Towards an Open Source Repository and Preservation System: Recommendations on the Implementation of an Open Source Digital Archival and Preservation System and on Related Software Development This Document defines the requirements for a digital archival and preservation system using standard hardware and describes a set […]

Canadian Digital Information Strategy

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

The Canadian Digital Information Strategy is currently issued in draft form for comment by any interested person or organization. Please note that comments are due by Nov 23, 2007. Diversity in digital content production is encouraged. Multicultural Canada and the Chinese-Canadian Genealogy website are mentioned in the draft. Besides thinking about the comment, shall we […]

Open Source ILS

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Thought the major ILS vendors would dominate the market, but I heard more and more open source ILS recently, including the public libraries in BC–Evergreen Open ILS for all of BC.

How many federated search companies out there?

Monday, August 6th, 2007

I wonder about this when I was reading about PowerSearch Plus by Gale. There seem to be more and more, including SFU. Ex Libris’ MetaLib is widely used. What’s the difference among so many vendors’ federated search?

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