Links to OPAC Enhancements, Wrappers, and Replacements

Below are the supplemental links for the presentation at the NISO workshop on discovery layers in Chapel Hill, NC, on March 28, 2008.

Update 20080404T1124 : Carolyn McCallum at Wake Forest University posted a great summary of day two of the NISO discovery layer forum, including an overview of my talk. Thanks, Carolyn!

Foundational Pieces


The presentation started as an extension of a DLTJ blog post. I also mentioned Marshal Breeding’s Library Technology Report published in July/August of 2007 and available from the ALA store.

Tour of Systems


For each of the 10 systems that were toured in the course of the presentation there is a link to the home page of the product/project and a link to a demo or canonical live example. If there is interest in seeing the 2-minute screencasts that go along with each product/project, let me know in the comments or via a private note and I’ll see what I can do. There is a mix of a screencast and the recorded audio of the presentation in another DLTJ posting.

Web OPAC Enhancements

Library Thing for Libraries
Homepage
http://www.librarything.com/forlibraries/
Demo site
http://blais.claremont.edu/

Web OPAC Wrappers

SOPAC
Homepage
http://www.blyberg.net/2007/01/21/aadlorg-goes-social/
Demo site
http://www.aadl.org/catalog/

Web OPAC Replacements

AquaBrowser
Homepage
http://www.medialab.nl/
Demo site
http://aqua.queenslibrary.org/
Encore
Homepage
http://www.iii.com/encore/main_index2.html
Demo site
http://ukty-mt.iii.com/iii/encore/app
Primo
Homepage
http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/category/PrimoOverview
Demo site
http://prime2.oit.umn.edu:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?vid=TWINCITIES&reset_config=true
WorldCat Local
Homepage
http://www.oclc.org/worldcatlocal/
Demo site
http://osu.worldcat.org/
Blacklight
Homepage
http://blacklight.rubyforge.org/
Demo site
http://blacklight.betech.virginia.edu/
fac-back-opac
Homepage
http://code.google.com/p/fac-back-opac/
Demo site
http://library.paulsmiths.edu/catalog
Scriblio
Homepage
http://about.scriblio.net/
Demo site
http://library.plymouth.edu/
SOPAC2
Homepage
http://www.blyberg.net/2008/08/16/sopac-20-what-to-expect/
Demo site
http://www.darienlibrary.org/
VuFind
Homepage
http://vufind.org/
Demo site
http://vufind.org/demo/

On the Horizon…

BiblioCommons
Homepage
http://bibliocommons.com/
Demo site
http://www.opl.on.ca/
Extensible Catalog (XC)
Homepage
http://extensiblecatalog.info

Presentation Mechanics


Several people have asked about how the presentation was put together and executed. Everything was done on a Mac using Keynote. The screencasts were recorded with IShowU with the assistance of Mousepose to highlight the mouse cursor and clicks. The presentation was controlled from an HTC Mogul over Bluetooth using the Salling Clicker software.

[Updated 20080329T1925 : Added links.]

[Updated 20080424T1151 : Updated link to the NISO page for the event. Thanks Jodi!]

[Update 20080911T1143 : Added SOPAC2 and Bibliocommons (thanks Josh!) plus XC as well as a link to the screencast/audio mashup of the session.]

[Updated 20090526T1603 : Added link to Oakville Public Library as an example of Bibliocommons. Thanks, Chris!]

The text was modified to update a link from dltj.org/article/web-opac-schemes/ to http:///dltj.org/article/web-opac-schemes/ on December 30th, 2010.

The text was modified to update a link from http://www.techsource.ala.org/ltr/next-generation-library-catalogs.html to http://www.alatechsource.org/ltr/next-generation-library-catalogs on January 20th, 2011.

The text was modified to update a link from http://www.iii.com/encore/main_index2.html to http://web.archive.org/web/20080328163000/http://www.iii.com/encore/main_index2.html on January 20th, 2011.

The text was modified to update a link from http://blacklight.betech.virginia.edu/ to http://www.lib.virginia.edu/digital/resndev/blacklight.html on January 28th, 2011.

(This post was updated on 13-Nov-2012.)