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Software for SMS Reference


Software We Like for IM Reference

If you would like to recommend software, please sign your name to the recommendation so that we know it's not from a vendor. An explanation of why you like this software would be great too!

  • Trillian - Multiple network program (Recommended by Meredith)
  • Gaim - Open Source, multiple network (Recommended by Meredith)
  • Fire - Open Source, Mac, multiple network (Recommended by Aaron)
  • Adium - Open Source, Mac, multiple networks (Recommended by Aaron)
  • Wavago - Multiple network program including Skype and Google Talk, Windows only. Not a really polished user interface... (Recommended by Paul)
  • Meebo - Multiple network, web-based interface (Recommended by Jon)
    • Also: Meebo me! is a widget that lets people chat at you directly through your web site.
  • Miranda - Has anyone tried the Miranda client? This isn't a recommendation, but a query.


Software We Like for Other Types of Online Reference

If you would like to recommend software, please sign your name to the recommendation so that we know it's not from a vendor. An explanation of why you like this software would be great too!


Libraries Using Virtual Reference Services

Check out the LISWiki's List of libraries providing virtual reference services for a list of libraries providing Virtual Reference services of all kinds.


Libraries Offering SMS Reference Services


Libraries Using IM Reference

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Libraries Using MeeboMe for Embedded Chat

Libraries Using Chatango for Embedded Chat

Libraries Using Plugoo for Embedded Chat

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Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out

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