Tuesday, April 08, 2008

OPAC Enhancement

Here is an interesting enhancement to an OPAC, Answer Tips. The American University of Rome Library did this. Now double clicking on any unlinked word brings up a short pop-up explanation. Quick and easy to do. How much value does it add? Interesting.

2 comments:

Nancy said...

I've seen this on some other sites and it can be annoying. If your mouse strays too near, suddenly there is a big bubble covering up what you were reading.

Liz said...

Are you confusing it with SnapShots, which are automatic? AnswerTips have to be double clicked to come up, and once they are up, they can be closed by clicking the x in the top right corner.