Thursday, June 21, 2007

Competition for Google Books?

From the press release:
BookSurge, an Amazon group (NASDAQ: AMZN) and leader in Print on Demand services, and Kirtas Technologies, a world leader in high-quality nondestructive book digitization, today announced a collaboration with universities and public libraries to preserve thousands of rare and inaccessible books from their collections and distribute them via BookSurge's Print-on-Demand service. This collaboration, which will greatly enhance the selection of rare and historic books for sale on and other retail channels, represents a breakthrough approach to digitization and preservation that will ensure the public will have access to these works indefinitely via Print on Demand.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Syndetic Solutions Introduces Syndetics ICE

From the press release:
Syndetic Solutions, a subsidiary of R.R. Bowker and the premier provider of enriched content for a library's online catalog, today announced the introduction of Syndetics Indexed Content Enrichment (ICE), an enhancement that allows library patrons to search all Syndetics content directly from the library's Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC).