Sign up for the ‡ Beta Test

Wondering what I’ve been up to at work lately? Well I’ve been swamped with getting ready for the ‡ beta test.

‡ is a subscription-based, hosted version of the open-source ‡biblios metadata editor ( that LibLime released earlier this year. In addition to the editor, ‡ includes some extended community features such as integrated real-time chat, forums, and private messaging.

‡ also provides access to the world’s largest database of freely-licensed library records. The database will be freely available to ‡ subscribers and non-subscribers alike via Z39.50, OAI, and direct download.

Furthermore, the database itself will be maintained by ‡ users similar to the way that Wikipedia’s database is maintained by users.

We’re now looking for enthusiastic participants to help shape the final production release of ‡ The beta test will start this week and we’re looking for copy and professional catalogers alike to test out the new service. Sign up ASAP at

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