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The Social OPAC
 John Blyberg, Darien Library, CT
   jblyberg@darienlibrary.org
          blyberg.net
Why a Social OPAC?

• Serendipity
• Stewardship
• Community footprint
• Adds value to existing record data
• Attracts user...
The Network Effect




                (Dion Hinchcliffe, web2.wsj2.com)
The Three Social
          Catalogs
• Pseudo/Semi-Social
 • Authority presented as collaborative (ie
   Encore)
• Syndicat...
What is a Social OPAC?

• Web 2.0-like social software layer over
  the existing catalog
 • Tags
 • Ratings
 • Reviews
 • ...
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  1. 1. The Social OPAC John Blyberg, Darien Library, CT jblyberg@darienlibrary.org blyberg.net
  2. 2. Why a Social OPAC? • Serendipity • Stewardship • Community footprint • Adds value to existing record data • Attracts users • Improves the library experience (fun??)
  3. 3. The Network Effect (Dion Hinchcliffe, web2.wsj2.com)
  4. 4. The Three Social Catalogs • Pseudo/Semi-Social • Authority presented as collaborative (ie Encore) • Syndicated Social • User-indirect, Third-party data (ie LibraryThing) • Individually Social • User-direct (ie Hennepin, SOPAC, XC)
  5. 5. What is a Social OPAC? • Web 2.0-like social software layer over the existing catalog • Tags • Ratings • Reviews • Comments
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