Tuesday, April 04, 2006


Karen G. Schneider continues her series "How OPACs Suck" with Part 2: The Checklist of Shame. Not much to argue with there. Maybe something to add. How about stored searches with RSS feeds for results? Many of the databases I use offer that. Something I find handy. As a back-room guy, how about an API? Google, Amazon, et al. offer those.

While we are at it, maybe we should find a better word than OPAC. That is so old and archaic sounding. Like calling something an electronic computing machine, or horse-less carriage. Only thing worse are those inane acronyms like CAT-NAPS (Catalog for the Nappierville Primary Schools) with animated gifs of cats walking across the screen.

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