Monday, March 26, 2007

webOPAC 2.0

These two library catalogs were discussed at WIT last week and I thought everyone might like to see a couple of catalogs that are really "outside of the box"!

1. Plymouth State University -- This was created in-house using WordPress, a blogging program. Plymouth State is a III library and they are some how able to overlay the WordPress site on to their catalog. The creator will be sharing the coding once he has ironed out the bugs.

2. Carroll County Public Library -- This is a Dynix library that is using a program called AquaBrowser on top of their OPAC. Do a keyword search and check out the search constellation on the left side of the screen. Very neat! I believe that AquaBrowser can work with any ILS. I will be contacting them for some more information.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Julie for these links. Both are very interesting. I think the second example has some great attributes. I really liked the ability to link to related information with the visualization of the topic(s) on the left.

    The search for both looks like it is keyword driven. This works okay for the 2nd example.

    The first example (the college) has a long way to go. We'll keep an eye on it to see how it actually develops.

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