Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Social OPAC with John Blyberg

Thursday March 12th, 2009, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Central Time

John Blyberg is the Assistant Director for Innovation and User Experience at theDarien Library in Connecticut. He was formerly the System Administrator and Lead Developer for the Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) in Michigan. John was named a Library Journal “Mover and Shaker,” took first prize in Talis’ “Mashing-up the Library” competition, and speaks nationally and internationally about libraries, user experience, innovation, and technology. He has written for Library Journal, American Libraries, and several other trade journals and has contributed chapters to several published books. He also blogs at:

SOPAC (Social Online Public Access Catalog) is a next-generation catalog system as a Drupal module that provides true integration of your library catalog system with the power of the Drupal content management system while allowing users to tag, rate, and review your holdings. User input is then incorporated into the discovery index so that SOPAC becomes a truly community-driven catalog system. Other features include:

• Faceted browsing
• Ajax-empowered interface with native jQuery support
• 100% customizable interface via the Drupal template system
• Ability to remove search limiters
• Saved searches
• Integrated renewals, holds placement, and fine payment
• Ability to customize the user experience via the administrative control panel
• Ability to create custom functionality via a Drupal sub-module

Register now for this sure to be lively and interesting session. Go to:


Anonymous said...

Hi folks - first timer here for your webinars. Are the call in numbers optional, in other words will there be sound thru LiveMeeting?
Jeff K in Denver

Mark Beatty said...

Good question. Our LiveMeeting set up does NOT do voice over IP, so attendees have to use a regular phone for the audio. However we do provide "800" number service.