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2010opac

  1. 1. OPAC :2010<br />Online Public Access Catalogs<br />
  2. 2. WebVoyage (Classic Catalog)<br />
  3. 3. WebVoyage (Classic Catalog)<br />Part of Voyager ILS.<br />The older of two official OPACs for Voyager.<br />Interfaces directly with Voyager database (pros and cons).<br />Table-based, hard-coded structure makes it difficult to customize.<br />Looks very dated.<br />Extensive user community, documentation.<br />No longer being developed… Supported?<br />
  4. 4. AquaBrowser<br />
  5. 5. AquaBrowser<br />Intended to be an OPAC, not an ILS.<br />Does not interface directly with the Voyager database (pros and cons).<br />Better keyword searching.<br />Looks a lot nicer!<br />Very customizable but no documentation.<br />Almost no user community.<br />Changes…..<br />
  6. 6. Plus….<br />Various search boxes on our website<br />Various “browses” on our website (CDs, DVDs, etc.)<br />New Books Search and RSS<br />Journals Search<br />Tomcat WebVoyage<br />WorldCat via First Search<br />WorldCat.org<br />CADILAC Online<br />RefWorks<br />
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  8. 8. Voyager Developments<br />Tomcat WebVoyage (Voyager 7 WebV)<br />Mobile Skins<br />Faceted Searching <br />Syndetics Content<br />Spellcheck<br />RefWorks Integration<br />Lots More…<br />Related Items Bookshelf<br />Voyager 8 is in the works…<br />
  9. 9. AquaBrowser Developments<br />As of right now, AB will only be sold as SaaS.<br />The product that we have installed will be supported until at least 2012, but will not be developed.<br />Development will be focused on the SaaS version which will be subscription based.<br />People are not happy.<br />
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  11. 11. Things to keep in mind<br />ConnectNY<br />“Federated” Search<br />Cloud Computing<br />Mobile Access<br />Digitization<br />RDA<br />WorldCat (local, quick, etc)<br />Staffing<br />Open Source OPACs<br />eXtensible Catalog<br />Vufind<br />More….<br />Open Source ILS<br />Koha/Liblime<br />News<br />Evergreen<br />
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  13. 13. What other libraries are doing<br />Comparison<br />

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