Future Tech Trends

Ran across this slide presentation entitled Future Tech Trends for Public Libraries by Sarah Houghton. Covers some very interesting ground concerning the future of library provided computers and OPACS.

Sarah Houghton is the e-Services Librarian for Marin County Free Library, President of the California Library Association’s Information Technology Section, serves on LITA’s Top Technology Trends Committee, and is a consultant instructor for the Infopeople Project. If you know what’s good for you, read her blog about libraries and technology, Librarian In Black.

Why OPACs Suck

In the library world OPAC stand for On-line Patron Access Catalog, which is a fancy term for computerized card catalog. MPL will be updating our OPAC in the next few months and I have been doing some research on the topic. One of the more interesting article I found was How OPACs Suck by Karen Schneider. Though the title is rather blunt her article details features that are needed in future OPACs.