The social OPAC

Here it is at last, and none too soon; I was getting sick of the anti-social OPAC!

Another system goes open source. . .

We here at TPC have been brainstorming for months about how to get our OPAC looking better and working more like a normal search engine. The [proprietary system] we currently use is not very user-friendly and is incredibly ugly. I’d like to believe that if we had had the choice two years ago to move to the open source Evergreen ILS, we would have gone that route. Being stuck with [proprietary system] at the moment, however, I can only look on with envy as more and more library systems move to adopt an open source ILS. The latest is the Michigan Library System, which includes such giant public libraries as Grand Rapids. Their OPAC is freakin’ beautiful.