Helping patrons find the information they need is an important part of the library profession, and in the past decade the profession has seen the rise of dedicated “discovery systems” to address that need. The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is active at the intersection of libraries, content suppliers, and service providers in smoothing out the wrinkles between these parties:
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In early October, NISO will be hosting a two-day forum on the future of resource discovery in libraries. This is an in-person meeting to extend the work of Marshall Breeding’s paper on the same topic that was published earlier this year:
Two articles in each of two threads this week:
- If Strong Encryption is Outlawed…
- Allocations of IPv4 Internet Addresses Now Restricted; It’s a Good Thing IPv6 is Finally Here
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I’m just home from the American Library Association meeting in San Francisco, so this week’s threads are just a brief view of new and interesting things I found on the exhibit floor.
- Free Driver’s Ed Resources for Libraries
- Free Online Obituaries Service from Orange County Library
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