Information and the Future

This is the blog of the Information and the Future task force of the Rolfing Library at Trinity International University. The IF task force exists to explore the role of libraries in the future of Christian higher education.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Enhanced OPACS

Next Tuesday the IFTF task force will be giving a presentation on online bibliographic databases. Several of those databases are already being integrated with local library catalogs. Here are some examples of OPACs enhanced with third party data:

Nelsonville Public Library (with Amazon data)

University of Washinton Library (with Worldcat data)

Danbury Library (with Librarything data)

If you haven't had a chance to explore these catalogs, I would encourage you to do so.

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