Cheating - but only a little

I'm cheating today and using this video as today's cat picture - mainly because it really is just too funny! And oh so true on so many levels.

I'm very cranky with our ILS vendor right now, after reading about a new recommendation from the Digital Library Foundation on standard interfaces for integrating data and services into any Integrated Library System, which would:

"allow libraries to deploy new discovery services to meet ever-growing user expectations in the Web 2.0 era, take full advantage of advanced ILS data management and services, and encourage a strong, innovative community and marketplace in next-generation library management and discovery applications."

It just figures that our vendor would be the one abstention. However, in the comments, it looks like they should have more to say in the future. I just hope it's the NEAR future. This is really a step that should have been taken a couple of years ago, so really people, get moving!


  1. OMG.

    That was surprisingly well done. And produced much giggling on my account.

    It failed to register on Alistair's radar, though, as he is on the futon and in the land of joy.

    By the by, regarding the Elizabeth Peters mystery about Richard III, have you read _The Daughters of Time_ by Josephine Tey? It deals with Rich. III as well and is pretty good.

  2. Peters actually does refer to that book in the mystery - I didn't realize it was a REAL book! I'll have to check it out.

  3. I have a copy if you would like to borrow it. Or am pretty sure the library would also have many copies.

    It's pretty important and interesting in terms of historical mysteries.

    The problem I had was I couldn't remember some of the lineage stuff too well, which Peters might cover more of.


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