A basic chat utility is now available at the Avanti web site for testing and downloading ( www.nslsilus.org/~schlumpf/avanti/chat ).  This is going to be a component of a remote reference utility as a part of the evolving Avanti ILS.  It is also available for download and use as a separate product.  For anyone interested in trying out the online demo (It's kind of boring talking by yourself!) I will be on for the next hour or two this afternoon (3-5pm CST), and I'll make a point of being on again tomorrow around 1:00 CST.

Peter Schlumpf
Systems Administrator
North Suburban Library System
200 West Dundee Road, Wheeling IL 60090
(847)459-1300 ext. 7155   schlumpf@nslsilus.org