OCLC Starts OCLC WorldShare, Deep Web Biznar and Mednar Are Now Apps,Microsoft Tests Social Network For Students,Google Stays With Firefox

It is time for the last post of 2011, which will zero in on intriguing posts in December.

OCLC Introduces OCLC WorldShare (ResourceShelf)
OCLC is expanding services with new OCLC WorldShare Platform, and opening new supporting data centers, first in UK and later Europe, Australia and Canada.

Deep Web Technologies Introduces Apps for Federated Search (ResourceShelf)
The popular deep web federated search engines Biznar and Mednar are now available as Apple apps, respectively the browser versions can be accessed at http://www.biznar.com and http://www.mednar.com.

Google, Mozilla Renew Firefox Search Deal For 3 More Years ( Search Engine Land)
Google will continue to be the main search engine on Firefox browsers for 3 more years

Google Removes Author Search from Google News (ResourceShelf)
Author search is not available in Google News anymore, experts recommend the "use of the Authorship capabilities in Google News, introduced last month."

Microsoft Working On Social Network For Students(ReadWriteWeb)
Microsoft is testing specialized network for students at University of Washington, Syracuse University, and New York University.

SirsiDynix Symphony 3.4.1 brings SMS notifications, indexing enhancements and more( Library Technology Guides)
The new version of SirsiDynix Symphony includes the option to send text messages, something most ILS companies should offer.

LexisNexis Launches New Release of Lexis Advance ( ResourceShelf)
Lexis Nexis launched Lexis Advance™, a new advanced web application with the options to store search history, set up alerts, "find and cite connections between cases that may not be obvious", access through iPhone and iPad and more.

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