Friday, July 29, 2005


Today I met Stephen Abram, the VP for Innovation at SIRSI. He has a blog.
He also gave an interesting talk full of his thoughts on future technology. Even mentioned
GoogleZon. His presentations are online at

If you haven't heard about it, Sirsi is now focusing on a portal. From their webiste: "Create a one-stop interface to your library or consortim catalog, databases, digital archives, RSS feeds, ILL, calendars, and other library resources and services..." Basically, you can by an add-on package that will give you a portal as your library website. From the portal page, you have a search screen that allows you to search the catalog and any Z39.50 database you identify for it to search. In the demo they bought up books and journal articles.

I have another interesting scrapple tidbit, but will have to e-mail it to you Sue.

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