I'm so used to bookmarking stuff into my FriendFeed these days I have to remind myself my blog is also a communications vehicle... I'd be remiss in not posting about this major SOA & libraries initiative.
The Open Library Environment (OLE) Project
With support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Open Library Environment (OLE) Project will convene the academic library community in the design of an Open Library Management System built on Service Oriented Architecture.
Duke University is the lead on this project.
UPDATE: Just for clarity I should probably mention that my organisation (CISTI) is neither a core nor an advisory partner. ENDUPDATE
If you want to get an idea of the framework that this fits into, you can see my posting about the presentation Enterprise Services Architectures - Chris Mackie - DLF Fall Forum 2007.
It is great to see library projects starting to use a service-oriented approach, although given that this is the dominant industry trend these days, I'm not convinced that my four years of online and offline advocacy for library SOA actually had much of an impact on this choice.
(You can see my blog postings in category "Service-Oriented Architecture" going back to November 2004:
Still, one does like to be right.