| || From Card Catalogue to Web OPACs
Author :Husain, Rashid;Ansari, Mehtab Alam
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :26(2) ; 2006 ; pp.41-47
Abstract : The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) changed the traditional card catalogue system. In the new system, data can be spread within computer and then the required entry can be retrieved immediately through OPAC system in any format. Now, user can search for information via OPAC and most recently, the internet. This paper describes what is OPAC, discusses about the OPACs & Web OPACs technology in libraries and explains various features, applications and advantages of Web OPACs.
Keywords : OPAC;Web OPAC;Online public access catalogue
| || Online Public Access Catalogue: A Journey to Alice for Windows, LibSys, and Virtua
Author :Husain, Shabahat;Ansari, Mehtab Alam
Source: DESIDOC Journal of Library and Information Technology :28(6) ; 2008 ; pp.34-38
Abstract : The importance of knowing the various search facilities available on a range of software packages, on a comparative basis, cannot be overemphasised. This study concerns with laying the foundation for such exercise. With the application of information technology in libraries, selection of an appropriate library automation software package has become a challenge for the library administrators. Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is an important module in all library packages. The present study evaluates three important library software packages, namely, Alice for Windows, Libsys, and Virtua in the context of OPAC module.
Keywords : Information technology;Library automation;Search strategy;Library software;OPAC;Libsys;Virtua