Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Blyberg's SOPAC

This isn't breaking news at this point, but it's still cool. John Blyberg has announced what he calls "SOPAC":
It’s basically a set of social networking tools integrated into the AADL catalog. It gives users the ability to rate, review, comment-on, and tag items.
Tags, ratings, and reviews in an OPAC! I think it's great that he's done it— it's no surprise that we'd love to put some of LT's features into OPACs, and to see a big library like AADL take on social stuff legitimates the point.*

Anyway, you should check out his post about it, which even has a nifty screencast.

*Tim has blogged before about putting LT and OPACs... We're thinking it'll be a sort of OPAC widget, so hold onto your hats.


Anonymous benjfrank said...

Finally! LibraryThing has spoiled me so much that I've been getting impatient with our catalog -- which is very good, but lacking the wonderful social software. I'll be showing this to our SA in the morning. Thank you for sharing this, Abby!

2/14/2007 1:00 AM  
Blogger Kaijsa said...

I'd love to embed LT into our OPAC! At my library, we're considering a custom interface so patrons don't even have to see the ILS, but it's going to be expensive, difficult, and time-consuming. Anything we can do in the meantime to improve things will be welcome.

2/14/2007 8:28 PM  

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