The Social OPAC

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The Social OPAC

  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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