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Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs
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Web 2.0 Enhancements for Online Catalogs

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  • 1. Denise Bonin and Kathy Bryce Andornot Consulting Inc.
  • 2. <ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>User generated content </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>How does your OPAC measure up to these? </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Computerized card catalog / shelf list </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic data only </li></ul><ul><li>Physical inventory only </li></ul><ul><li>Buried </li></ul><ul><li>Separate interface unlike host website </li></ul><ul><li>Confusing search interface </li></ul><ul><li>Limited browseability </li></ul><ul><li>No interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>So why should your clients rush to use it? </li></ul>
  • 4. Note - default content not appropriate for site / no branding / no integration / complex search / video search separate
  • 5. http://www.diamondshreddies.com/index.php http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZeAwpPqnJU
  • 6. <ul><li>Put yourself in your end user’s position: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a single Anyword search box </li></ul><ul><li>Create a separate Advanced search </li></ul><ul><li>Add canned searches to enable browsing and quick access to hot topics </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate OPAC into your library website template </li></ul><ul><li>Review terminology & eliminate library jargon </li></ul>
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  • 8. <ul><li>One stop shopping! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add records for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>podcasts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>blogs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>videos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>wikis etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Risk an occasional dead link </li></ul><ul><li>Get over the traditional librarian mindset that everything has to be perfect </li></ul>
  • 9. <ul><li>Add more than bibliographic details: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract or table of contents from publisher website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to full text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to Google Book Search through API ( demo / blog post ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Preview </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Book covers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to LibraryThing through their API. </li></ul></ul>
  • 10. <ul><li>Comments, reviews and ratings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best for defined special interest groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intranet implementation easiest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public website issues: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate postings to handle inappropriate comments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spamming from automated bots </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Malicious code </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Email comments - an alternative for low volume sites ( <a href=&quot;mailto:info@andornot.com?subject= Title ”</a> </li></ul></ul></ul>
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  • 12. <ul><li>Determine amount of information required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Registered users only </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Notification message </li></ul><ul><li>Admin interface if moderated </li></ul>
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  • 14. <ul><li>Comments section: </li></ul>
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  • 16. <ul><li>D on’t wait for users to find your OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Users will inevitably search on Google etc. first, therefore help them find your catalog: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add your special collection info to Wikipedia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a Flickr group for images (Library of Congress blog: My Friend Flickr: A Match Made in Photo Heaven ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create site maps with permalinks so that search engines can crawl your database records ( Google specs ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join and post to relevant Facebook groups </li></ul></ul>
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  • 18. <ul><li>Add an RSS feed or feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Display latest additions (i.e. feed content) on your site ( http://iha.andornot.com/Search.aspx ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to your OPAC from blog postings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage discovery of related resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add canned searches everywhere! </li></ul>
  • 19. <ul><li>Provide alternative search options </li></ul><ul><li>Add an Anyword search box everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Create gadgets or widgets that users can add to their own portals (i.e. iGoogle, SharePoint etc.) ( demo / blog post ) </li></ul><ul><li>Create search providers or plug-ins for Firefox and IE7 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox specs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenSearch plug-ins </li></ul></ul>
  • 20. <ul><li>Contact your vendor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest new features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research your options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>blogs, forums etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Believe in your abilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some suggestions require only basic HTML to implement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Launch fast, refine later! </li></ul>

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