This presentation highlights features common to "Next Generation" library catalog options, including the faceted navigation that ensures that patrons never hit a dead end while browsing library collections. It includes a survey of the landscape of software that transforms traditional OPACs into an experience more like other websites used by our patrons today; showcasing products available from traditional library vendors alongside their open source counterparts. A suite of OPAC enhancements--improvements that can be made without the investment of an entire software package--is also covered.
- next generation,
- discovery tools,