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Library Administration Debuts Programs has introduced three tiers of Web development services:

* Basic Web service consists of a limited number of pages featuring information about the client library. Included are images, contact information, background and button options, text link navigation, and more.

All created sites are cross-browser compatible and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

* Enriched Web service adds content that may include reading lists, best-seller lists, hot Web sites, and other automatically-updated content.

* Custom Web service includes design consultation, and additional customation features such as message forums, search engines, and more calendars.

Information: Reader Response no. 262.


The Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (a resource-sharing network for Indiana libraries), has selected SIRSI to provide a centralized, client/server-based library management system, reports SIRSI Holdings Corp.

The group chose application service provider to integrate its library management system and to provide resource sharing among the 27 libraries in its Indiana Shared Library Catalog.

American Electric Power Co. has chosen SIRSI Corp.'s Unicorn Library Management System for its corporate library. The system will aid circulation, serials management, vendor interaction, the reporting of statistical user activity information, and inter-library loan activity.

Finally, SIRSI also announced a merger agreement with Data Research Associate Inc. for approximately $51.5 million.

Information: Reader Response no. 263.


Inmagic Inc. has introduced the InfoCart, a consulting product that helps librarians save the results of catalog searches so that item references can be grouped and stored for later retrieval without additional searches.

The InfoCart can be customized and incorporated into Inmagic's core DB/Text WebPublisher products: DB/Text WebPublisher and DB/Text WebPublisher Lite, the company reports. Inmagic also unveiled an e-mail request system that allows users to request items via e-mail directly from the online catalog.

Information: Reader Response no. 264.

EBSCO Accords

EBSCO Subscription Services has added content to its electronic journal access and management system, EBSCO Online. Among the new titles are journals from IWA Publishing's International Water Association; The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development; The Psychonomic Society; Urban & Fischer; and more.

Information: Reader Response no. 265.


Swets Blackwell has expanded its electronic journal service, Swetsnet-Navigator, with the addition of 29 scientific research and data titles from Annual Reviews; and 34 journals from the Institute of Physics Publishing.

The company also concluded live testing of EDI serial invoicing with Ex Libris' ALEPH500 library system, at Utrecht University beta site in the Netherlands; and has introduced Web Shop, to help users manage subscriptions online.

Web Shop uses an e-procurement system to offer access to account status and subscription logs, account management options, and a comprehensive subscription renewal component.

The service tracks any number of the 250,000 publications from more than 65,000 publishers in the Swets Blackwell database.

Information: Reader Response no. 266.


West Group has announced the winners of its second annual West Group Excellence in Law Librarianship Scholarship awards.

Peter Murray, of Windsor, Conn.; Jennifer Sekula, of Gloucester, Va.; Robert Duncan, of Washington, D.C.; and Terrance Manion, of Decatur, Ga. have each been awarded $2,500 to pursue graduate level degrees in library science, law or computer science.

West also announced the establishment of the George A. Strait Minority Scholarship Endowment with the American Association of Law Libraries, with a $150,000 contribution.

Information: Reader Response no. 267.

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