OPAC 2.0: Opportunities, development and analysis

Chalon, Patrice X. and Di Pretoro, Emmanuel and Kohn, Laurence OPAC 2.0: Opportunities, development and analysis., 2008 . In 11th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, Helsinki (Finland), 23rd-28th of June 2008. [Conference paper]

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Web 2.0 has raised new expectations from the library users : after reading a book, they wish to rate it, provide some comments or review about it and tag it for themselves or for others. They also expect to discover other interesting books thanks to the contribution of other people. Those functions, summarized under OPAC 2.0, are now provided by several Integrated Library Systems (ILS), at least partially. But, due to the slow development of some products, other paths were also explored: Content Management Systems (CMS) or specific software. CMS does provide the required functionalities like tagging and commenting. Some pioneers thus decided to develop a new Web OPAC based on CMS. Another approach was to build an OPAC that is independent from any ILS and which offers the required functionalities. In this paper, we propose to review the options available for the librarians wishing to offer Web 2.0 functionalities to their users. We also provide a synthesis of our own experience in implementing an OPAC 2.0 into our Library.

Item type: Conference paper
Keywords: Libraries, Medical ; OPAC ; Web 2.0 ; OPAC 2.0
Subjects: C. Users, literacy and reading. > CA. Use studies.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LQ. Library automation systems.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LR. OPAC systems.
A. Theoretical and general aspects of libraries and information. > AZ. None of these, but in this section.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HM. OPACs.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DF. Government libraries.
B. Information use and sociology of information. > BZ. None of these, but in this section.
L. Information technology and library technology. > LJ. Software.
D. Libraries as physical collections. > DK. Health libraries, Medical libraries.
I. Information treatment for information services > ID. Knowledge representation.
Depositing user: Patrice X. Chalon
Date deposited: 23 Jul 2008
Last modified: 14 Dec 2012 21:07
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/12136

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