The Next Generation Online Public Access Catalog in Academic Libraries

Wallis, Kim The Next Generation Online Public Access Catalog in Academic Libraries., 2009 [Preprint]

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"Make it more like Google" is a refrain that is often heard by students at academic libraries when asked how library catalogs can be improved. According to the annual Beloit College Mindset list for the class of 2010, the word Google has always been a verb. It is not surprising students today turn to the web when conducting research as it is what they are familiar with and what they know. How can academic libraries handle the challenge of changing user expectations? Can open source software be used to meet this challenge? Can library vendors be convinced that systems need to be changed now? This paper will look at the next generation’s expectations of the academic library online public access catalog and possible solutions.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: next generation catalog, online public access catalog, open source software, academic libraries
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology > LR. OPAC systems.
L. Information technology and library technology > LJ. Software.
H. Information sources, supports, channels. > HM. OPACs.
Depositing user: Kim Wallis
Date deposited: 05 Nov 2009
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:15
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10760/13718

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