From the Exhibit Floor


An afternoon spent in the exhibits yielded loads of free stuff for those who wanted to cart it home or ship it, a look at what's Hot and coming and a whole bunch of resources for public librarians to evaluate and use.

...Innovative Interfaces Inc: SJCPL's provider not only sponsored the blue bags seen on the arm of librarians all around town but they touted some new stuff as well. MILLENNIUM SILVER, "an update on the upcoming release of the Millennium software," and the intriguing WIRELESS WORKSTATION. The iii Web site says this: Millennium Silver includes significant enhancements to the cataloging, circulation and acquisitions modules. New products in Millennium Silver include the wireless workstation and online patron registration. In addition, Millennium Silver launches a suite of new products focused on Web-based and electronic information services including the Electronic Resource Management, XML Harvester, XML Server and eCommerce modules. Graham continued, “Millennium Silver continues the Innovative tradition of providing market-leading products and services demanded by today’s libraries.”

...Exhibitors: here's a hint: offer free wifi as p[art of your booth at the conferences..we'll luv ya for it!

An afternoon spent in the exhibits yielded loads of free stuff for those who wanted to cart it home or ship it, a look at what's Hot and coming and a whole bunch of resources for public librarians to evaluate and use.

BOOKS BOOKS BOOKS: Publishers and vendors were everywhere.... the sea of print materials was astounding!

DATABASES DATABASES DATABASES: I checked in with my favorites (Gale, anyone?) and chatted up some newer providers. So much full text...so little time...

Innovative Interfaces Inc: SJCPL's provider not only sponsored the blue bags seen on the arm of librarians all around town but they touted some new stuff as well. MILLENNIUM SILVER, "an update on the upcoming release of the Millennium software," and the intriguing WIRELESS WORKSTATION. The iii Web site says this: Millennium Silver includes significant enhancements to the cataloging, circulation and acquisitions modules. New products in Millennium Silver include the wireless workstation and online patron registration. In addition, Millennium Silver launches a suite of new products focused on Web-based and electronic information services including the Electronic Resource Management, XML Harvester, XML Server and eCommerce modules. Graham continued, “Millennium Silver continues the Innovative tradition of providing market-leading products and services demanded by today’s libraries.”

VTLS : RFID big name player.... intriguing...but I'm dubious until the technology has aged a bit... VTLS was also transmitting a wireless signal that I hooked to but it was protected.

Exhibitors: here's a hint: offer free wifi as p[art of your booth at the conferences..we'll luv ya for it!



Posted: Tue - March 2, 2004 at 09:32 AM      


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