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LSC 742 Presentation (What's Your View)

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LSC 742 Presentation (What's Your View)

  1. 1. OPAC 2.0: Making the Catalog Dynamic Meghan Gates LSC 742 February 16, 2009
  2. 2. Old OPAC v. New OPAC <ul><li>Static v. Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>“ One-to-one” representation v. Expansive </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian Oriented v. Patron Oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled v. “Open Access” </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Web 2.0? <ul><li>A “Next-Gen” movement in internet technology </li></ul><ul><li>Not a change in actual technology but a new way of thinking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fosters Creativity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Why Use Web 2.0? <ul><li>Barnes and Noble Model (Library as Business) </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>More access points </li></ul><ul><li>Helping our patrons in the best way possible </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web 2.0 and OPACs <ul><li>Making OPACs more user friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting the needs of “Next-Gen” library users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Centered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimedia Experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Socially Rich </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communally Innovative </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Tools of 2.0 <ul><li>IM / ICQ / gChat </li></ul><ul><li>Streaming Media (Flash, Videos, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs and Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks (Facebook, MySpace, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Faceted Searching </li></ul>
  7. 7. OPAC 2.0 in Action <ul><li>Library Thing for Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Patron Tags </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended / Similar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reviews and Ratings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Danbury, CT Library Catalog </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. OPAC 2.0 in Action <ul><li>North Carolina State University (Endeca) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User Friendly Interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faceted Browsing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ranking </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Cons of OPAC 2.0 <ul><li>Little to no oversight </li></ul><ul><li>Still has kinks </li></ul><ul><li>More work for librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Communication (Getting the word out) </li></ul><ul><li>User 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Entrenchment of the establishment </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pros of OPAC 2.0 <ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Comfort Level </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a sense of community </li></ul><ul><li>Helping our patrons (in numerous ways) </li></ul><ul><li>It is the new frontier </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Opinion Page <ul><li>Multiple methods of searching </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple modes of connection to our patrons </li></ul><ul><li>Putting the library in the path of the user </li></ul><ul><li>Making the library relevant again (More than “that place with all the books”) </li></ul><ul><li>Constant Beta phase </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sources <ul><li>Breeding, Marshall., “The Birth of a New Generation of Library Interfaces” </li></ul><ul><li>Casey, Michael E and Laura C. Savastinuk, “Library 2.0: Service for the Next-Generation Library” </li></ul><ul><li>Chalon, Patrice X., “OPAC 2.0: Opportunities, Development and Analysis.” </li></ul><ul><li>Maness, Jack M., “Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries” </li></ul><ul><li>Liu, Shu, “Engaging Users: The Future of Academic Library Websites” </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra, Tito et al. “Beyond OPC 2.0: Library Catalog as Versatile Discovery Platform” </li></ul>

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