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