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SMS Channel Google

Google has come up with a new service called SMS Channel Google. It is a SMS based application for mobile phones. It is still in its "Labs" but seems to be a promising service.

One requires to register a Cell Phone number and verify it by using the Code sent via SMS. After successful registration process, one can subscribe to various SMS channels. It will keep on alerting through SMSes just like what egroups do through emails.

One can also create his own channel. Just check out the one I have created for this blog.


Librarian will fine you if you smoke in Library

India has implemented "Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places Rules, 2008" from today i.e. 2nd October 2008. According to these rules, Library is included in Public Places. Anyone found smoking in Libraries would be fined by Librarians.

Web application for Data collaboration

Swirrl is a web application that allows to store, share, edit and analyze information.

Catalogue of Delhi Public Library goes online with KOHA

Delhi Public Library is one of best public libraries of India. It is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture and governed by Delhi Library Board. It is fully financed by the Government of India. Actually it consists of a network of Zonal Libraries, Branches and Sub-branches, R.C.Libraries, Community Libraries, Deposit Stations, Sports Libraries, Mobile Library, Braille library, etc. spread all over Delhi. Its total collection is over 14 lakh books in Hindi, English, Urdu, Punjabi & other Indian Languages.

Today, it added a new milestone in its journey. It made its Catalogue online. For this it has used an Open Source Software - Koha. Which is a full-featured Integrated Library System.

I have just done a quick search on Library's Online Catalogue.

Well done. Keep it up.