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New LibraryThing OPAC, TinyCat, Announced

There’s big news for tiny libraries. LibraryThing, the social book cataloging site, announced the launch of a new OPAC called TinyCat. Designed for small collections of less than 10,000 items, TinyCat is perfect for cataloging and circulating the collections of religious institutions, schools, community centers, and academic departments. Built on the user-friendly LibraryThing backend, TinyCat is a low cost, low skill way to offer library-like services.

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ILS Systems are Awesome

Looking around, there are so many options for everything. Besides the exact brand of ice cream my children like, cold medicine was the latest product I needed help selecting due to an over abundance of choices. Library automation systems are no different. We can argue over relevance and retrieval algorithms or how logical (or not) the staff client works. Does it text notices or only call patrons? Regardless of these issues, whatever library automation system you have, rejoice because it is an awesome product.