The Library’s New Edge
Crossing the OPAC’s Threshold
Nov 17, 2006
OPAC 2.0: Reinventing the Library Catalog
It’s pretty clear to me that as libraries, we’re pretty much dissatisﬁed with our OPACs which explains WHY we’re
all here today. I know that I’m completely dissatisﬁed with ours.
So, my job today is really to try to talk about some of the things we should be thinking about as we consider the
future of the OPAC.. And that really means asking some fundamental questions about the OPAC itself, such as,
why we have it, what purpose does it serve and what form (or forms) should it begin to take...