You should manage your research project in your own database and application. There is no need for a separate online tool to track sources that you want to consult, as you can bring your data an application to a library on a laptop or USB stick already. That will work even if there is no Internet connection. And if there is one, you can access your online genealogy application.
GenSeek will offer more than a traditional catalogue. For example, one way that GenSeek will improve upon the current Family History Library Catalogue is that it will link to Google Books if a book is available there.
GenSeek does offer an interface that third parties can use to consult its index from within their application (where the entire research project is). That interface can be used by both desktop and online tools. Thus, FamilyLink could very well offer the online experience you are after by integrating GenSeek search into (the research manager of) its FamilyHistoryLink application.]]>
Michael’s comment about interfacing online family trees with the GenSeek API may be the kick that makes the online family trees the standard application rather than genealogy software on your computer.
Programs like Gensmarts, and the software programs that link to them, may retool and use GenSeek extensively to suggest specific books, microforms or databases to search in..