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Library Automation and OPAC 2.0

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The advent of computers in libraries made library automation a hot topic in the 1980s and 1990s, but this focus has dropped off over time, leaving much library automation research outdated. Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape brings library automation back to the forefront of cutting-edge research. In today's age of Web 2.0 and social networking, libraries are entering the new Library 2.0 era, and this reference will present current and future librarians with the necessary new library automation research they will need to keep their institutions up-to-date in today's constantly changing technological environment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Preface
    1. FROM AUTOMATION TO THE COMMUNITY: LIBRARY 2.0 AND THE WAY FORWARD
  6. Chapter 1: Going Beyond the Bibliographic Catalog
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE BIBLIOGRAPHIC CATALOG: A LONG RIDE IN BABY STEPS
    4. DISCOVERY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE INFORMATION SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
    5. ADOPTING AN OPAC 2.0 SOLUTION: FROM THE EXISTING OPAC TO THE CLOUDS
    6. INTERFACE ANALYSIS AND DESIGN: USABILITY AND ACCESSIBILITY ISSUES
    7. DISCOVERY: MORE THAN ONE SYSTEM, ONE CULTURE
    8. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: Rich and Dynamic Library Catalogs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. OVERVIEW + DETAILS PANES
    4. TABULAR DATA DISPLAY
    5. TABS AS HISTORY MECHANISM
    6. EMBEDDED SUGGESTION BAR
    7. DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND EVALUATION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. FUTURE WORK
  8. Chapter 3: XML in Library Cataloging Workflows
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. CHANGING ENVIRONMENT
    4. XML AND THE CATALOGING WORKFLOW
    5. OBSERVATIONS
  9. Chapter 4: VuFind
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. INDEXES VS. DATABASES
    4. SOLR FUNDAMENTALS
    5. INTRODUCING VUFIND
    6. SOLR IN THE LIBRARY: HOW VUFIND AUGMENTS SOLR
    7. VUFIND’S IMPACT ON USERS
    8. BEYOND VUFIND
    9. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Does VuFind Meet the Needs of Web 2.0 Users?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. APPENDIX
  11. Chapter 6: Quantitative Approach Applied to User Interface of Latin American Web OPACs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. EVOLUTION OF OPAC USER INTERFACE
    4. APPLIED METHODOLOGY TO THE ANALYSIS OF OPACS USER INTERFACE
    5. QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF USER INTERFACE FUNCTIONALITIES IN LATIN AMERICAN WEB OPACS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
    7. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Intelligent Personal Agents in Library 2.0 Environments
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: OPAC AS A LIMIT
    3. INTELLIGENT PERSONAL AGENTS, SEMANTIC REPOSITORIES, AND OPACS
    4. INTELLIGENT AGENT PROGRAMS IN LIBRARIES
    5. TOWARDS THE INTEGRATION OF INTELLIGENT ASSISTANTS IN OPACS
    6. CONCEPTUAL MODEL FOR THE INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANT
    7. THE BYBLON INTELLIGENT ASSISTANT
    8. USER ASSESSMENT
    9. FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS: TOWARDS THE CREATION OF AN AVATAR
    10. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Library Analytics on the Web 2.0 Era
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. TRENDS
    5. INTEGRATION STRATEGIES
    6. NEW REQUIREMENTS
    7. ASPECTS OF INTEGRATION / INTEROPERABILITY
    8. ASPECTS OF MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS
    9. ANALYSIS OF LOG FILES
    10. ANALYSIS USING JAVASCRIPT TAGS
    11. LIMITATIONS OF ANALYSIS
    12. NEW INDICATORS
    13. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Library 2.0 and Personal Information Management
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. STATE OF THE ART AND LATEST DEVELOPMENTS
    5. A ROLE FOR LIBRARIES AS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT MEDIATORS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD
    6. MAKING SENSE OUT OF CHAOS WITHIN THE WEB 2.0: A WAY TO RETHINK “LIBRARY AUTOMATION”?
    7. CONCLUSION: A WAY FORWARD
  15. Chapter 10: Web 2.0 Technology as a Teaching Tool
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. PURPOSE 1: REFWORKS GUIDE TO A VARIETY OF USERS
    4. PURPOSE 2: AN UNDERGRADUATE LEARNING TOOL
    5. USING WEB 2.0 FOR TEACHING
    6. WEB 2.0 IN LIBRARY GUIDES
    7. INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE TOOLS: DECISION ON LIBGUIDES
    8. CREATING THE GUIDES
    9. USE THUS FAR: THE FIRST YEAR GUIDE
    10. USE THUS FAR: THE REFWORKS GUIDE
    11. THE USE OF THE REFWORKS LIBGUIDE IN TANDEM WITH A WORKSHOP
    12. FUTURE
  16. Compilation of References
  17. About the Contributors