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The Next-Generation Library Catalog Landscape
KLA/KSMA Joint Conference (2008)
  • Kelly Smith, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Cindy Judd, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Cindi Trainor, Eastern Kentucky University

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.

  • ils,
  • catalog,
  • next generation,
  • discovery tools,
  • discoverability,
  • opac
Publication Date
October, 2008
Citation Information
Cindy Judd, Kelly Smith, and Cindi Trainor. "The Next-Generation Library Catalog Landscape." KLA/KSMA Joint Conference, Louisville, KY, Oct. 2008. Available at: