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Volume 28 Number 08 (August 2008)

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Breeding, Marshall, Ex Libris Sets Strategic Course on Open Systems
Ex Libris specializes in automation products, primarily aimed at academic and research libraries, and has a large base of customer libraries throughout the world. In June 2008, Ex Libris announced that it had launched what it calls an "open-platform program" formalizing and expanding its commitment to deliver its products and services in a more transparent approach.
Breeding, Marshall, SirsiDynix launches its Faceted Search Product
SirsiDynix has entered the fray of next-generation library interfaces with the announcement of SirsiDynix Enterprise, a search product that features faceted navigation, built using the GlobalBrain data retrieval technology from BrainWare, Inc.. Both SirsiDynix and BrainWare are portfolio companies of Vista Equity Partners.
Breeding, Marshall, ISACSOFT Completes Business Transition
The April 2008 issue of Smart Libraries Newsletter reported that ISACSOFT, which includes the BiblioMondo library automation business unit, was in the process of making the transition from a publicly traded company on the Toronto Venture exchange to private ownership by its current Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald Brisebois.