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Current library webs OPACs incorporate a range of enhancements aimed at utilising social networking functionality and personalisation options to suit library users’ needs.
In 2008 Peter Murray presented “Discovery tools and the OPAC” during which he detailed, with examples, the following scheme of features that have since become commonplace within library web OPACs:
The intention of these features is to provide users with useful information to support their searching and discovery.
Within a school context Pru Mitchell’s recent slideshare presentation provides examples and points to consider about current and future trends for your OPAC.
How does your current school library catalogue measure up against this list of features?
What advantages can you see for your students with a discovery system that enables such enhancements?
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