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NILE BASIN INITIATIVE BUYS CYBERLIBRARY OPEN SOURCE MANAGEMENT

The Nile Basin Initiative (www.nilebasin.org) will be taking advantage of Xsoft Application Service Provider capability hosted in the UK, which means there is no need to purchase expensive hardware or software, they just log on to their system over the web and go.

One of the main reasons its possible for a library in Africa to use a web based service hosted in the UK is the systems AJAX framework. All the necessary data for a process is downloaded to the web browser as XML at the start of the transaction, which prevents the need for the user to wait for screen refreshes. This system is a lot faster than a traditional web based application. Xsoft is offering a free online demonstration that can be accessed at www.cyberlibrary.co.uk

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