It seems the Research pane addin is really much more popular that I ever imagined. It was mentioned in a nice article at “Library Science Pad“. It also looks like I may have stolen a little thunder from OCLC with the release of it. They were / are apparently working on the same thing. It seems they want to charge for it. Once I get the code posted on sourceforge, I think there are enough people in the library world to allow this project to far excede what any one company can provide. Perhaps thats just me.
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Thanks for the mention. OCLC is indeed making services available through the Microsoft Research Pane, as well as looking at business models. At the moment this is a Terminologies pilot http://www.oclc.org/productworks/terminologiespilot.htm.
We also have a variety of research and development activities (see for e.g. http://www.oclc.org/research/projects/default.htm) looking at different ways of delivering resources in a ‘web services’ environment. We can imagine making a range of services available in this way in the future. Some services would need some form of payment; others would be continue to be freely available.
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