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„Next Generation OPAC” systems
„Next Generation OPAC” systems

Author(s): Liviu-Iulian Dediu
Subject(s): Library and Information Science
Published by: Asociația Bibliotecarilor din România
Keywords: Library 2.0;automation;ILS;library system;OPAC;WEB 2.0;new generation OPAC

Summary/Abstract: The services provided by libraries should be put at the disposal of users for all their fields of interest. Technology and its electronic processing constituent have passed over the critical level and determine libraries to create systems for access to information and to be efficient. Among these, the OPAC system occupies a central position compared to all the other interest axes. Today, the OPAC system functionalities should be at a real standard level and overpass it by innovating its functions requested, on one hand, by the public who uses highly advanced technologically mobile devices, and, on the other hand, by librarians, when solving the information tasks in an objective manner and develop their own services. The standard functionalities as well as the extended ones belonging to a new generation OPAC system presented in the article represent a necessary benchmark for the librarians interested in developing their own automated library system, as well as by the orientation and development of services, taking into consideration their public and how this public influences and it is influenced by technology and communications, in general.

  • Issue Year: 8/2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 35-40
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English