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ERIC Number: EJ776317
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-7915
Fac-Back-OPAC: An Open Source Interface to Your Library System
Beccaria, Mike; Scott, Dan
Computers in Libraries, v27 n9 p6-8, 53-54, 56 Oct 2007
The new Fac-Back-OPAC (a faceted backup OPAC) is built on code that was originally developed by Casey Durfee in February 2007. It represents the convergence of two prominent trends in library tools: the decoupling of discovery tools from the traditional integrated library system (ILS) and the use of readily available open source components to rapidly produce leading-edge technology for meeting patron and library needs. In this article, the authors trace the history of Fac-Back-OPAC and explain how they got involved in the system. Using a car as a metaphor, the authors take a look at some of the features that Fac-Back-OPAC offers, starting under the hood to examine some functionality that the patron may be looking for and ending with the patron's experience of taking the OPAC for a test drive. (Contains 9 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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