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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 users...
What is a Social OPAC?
• Web 2.0-like social software layer over the
  existing catalog
  • Tags
  • Ratings
  • Reviews
 ...
The front door
The hit list


                              34 catalog
                            card mark-ups




    No reviews yet
 ...
The item record

             A subtle
             presence
The item record


          Taken from opt-in
           reading history
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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
  3. 3. What is a Social OPAC? • Web 2.0-like social software layer over the existing catalog • Tags • Ratings • Reviews • Comments
  4. 4. The front door
  5. 5. The hit list 34 catalog card mark-ups No reviews yet Tags
  6. 6. The item record A subtle presence
  7. 7. The item record Taken from opt-in reading history
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