Denise Bonin and Kathy Bryce Andornot Consulting Inc.
<ul><li>Interactivity </li></ul><ul><li>Information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>User generat...
<ul><li>Computerized card catalog / shelf list </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliographic data only </li></ul><ul><li>Physical invent...
Note - default content not appropriate for site / no branding /  no integration / complex search / video search separate
http://www.diamondshreddies.com/index.php http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZeAwpPqnJU
<ul><li>Put yourself in your end user’s position: </li></ul><ul><li>Create a single Anyword search box  </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
<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><li>Add more than bibliographic details: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract or table of contents from publisher website </...
<ul><li>Comments, reviews and ratings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best for defined special interest groups </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
 
<ul><li>Determine amount of information required </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact in...
 
<ul><li>Comments section: </li></ul>
 
<ul><li>D on’t wait for users to find your OPAC </li></ul><ul><li>Users will inevitably search on Google etc. first, there...
 
<ul><li>Add an RSS feed or feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Display latest additions (i.e. feed content) on your site  ( http:/...
<ul><li>Provide alternative search options </li></ul><ul><li>Add an Anyword search box everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Create...
<ul><li>Contact your vendor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Suggest new features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research your options  </li>...
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  1. 1. Denise Bonin and Kathy Bryce Andornot Consulting Inc.
  2. 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. 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. 4. Note - default content not appropriate for site / no branding / no integration / complex search / video search separate
  5. 5. http://www.diamondshreddies.com/index.php http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZeAwpPqnJU
  6. 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>
  7. 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>
  8. 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>
  9. 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>
  10. 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>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Comments section: </li></ul>
  12. 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>
  13. 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>
  14. 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>
  15. 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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