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Re: Interesting announcement from Civica and Bibliotheca

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"Usher, John" <[log in to unmask]>

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Discussion List for RFID in Libraries <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 8 Feb 2010 15:26:46 -0000

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Mick,
  
Surely just the inevitable merging of what were two separate products
into one? One system encompassing the customers needs, as the 'Turnkey'
LMS's of the 80's (I think you had something to do with those, did you
not) did - no more processing of offline data on one Mainrame and the
Catalogue on another, never to match up?

So no more interfacing of one supplier's Self Service into an LMS
software? like PC's vs Mac's?

Has it's dangers, has it's benefits. Yin and Yan?

JU

John Usher 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Discussion List for RFID in Libraries
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mick Fortune
Sent: 08 February 2010 14:28
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Interesting announcement from Civica and Bibliotheca

Marshall Breeding - author of the seminal Library Technology Guides
website <http://www.librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=14511>
has just posted an intriguing message about a new "memorandum of
understanding" between Civica and Bibliotheca. Marshall is in Melbourne
for VALA at the moment so I am assuming that the press release was made
at the event.

 

Apparently the two companies have decided to join development forces to
do away with "unwieldy interface protocols" in LMS/RFID integration.
It's rather vague and extremely worrying since they also appear to be
claiming that they will be combining HF and UHF technologies in some way
as well. 

 

This sounds like a giant leap backwards into ever more proprietary and
closed systems design but no doubt all will become much clearer when we
hear from the UK representatives of these companies. In the meantime
I've posted a rather longer reaction on my blog
<http://www.mickfortune.com/Wordpress/?p=189>  for anyone who might be
interested.

 

Kind regards

 

Mick

 

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