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An Online Public Access Catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC or simply Library Catalog) is an online database of materials held by a library or group of libraries. Users search a library catalog principally to locate books and other material physically located at a library. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: OPAC)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'opac': 97 (5.6% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'opac' across all Ariadne articles: 195
  • Average number of references to 'opac' per Ariadne article: 2.01
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'opac': 1996-01
  • Trending factor of 'opac': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'opac':

  1. jon knight (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. graham seaman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. andy powell (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. sarah thompson (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. christine ellwood (see articles on this topic by this author)

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10th Annual Anglo-Nordic Seminar

Kelly Russell from the eLib programme describes this seminar, which heavily featured speakers and current issues relevant to the UK digital libraries movement.

November 1996, issue6, event report

A Free ISP from the British Library

Brian Kefford outlines the services available from the British Library.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

A Speaking Electronic Librarian

Markos Dendrinos with a proposal for an interface system, based on speech recognition and synthesis technologies, for automatic library services.

October 2002, issue33, feature article

ACORN

Paula Kingston outlines the ACORN project, which aims to develop a transferable model for the whole process of providing electronic access to short loan journal articles.

November 1996, issue6, project update

ACORN Implemented

Jon Knight and Richard Goodman describe the technical implementation of the ACORN system.

July 1997, issue10, project update

Adapting VuFind as a Front-end to a Commercial Discovery System

Graham Seaman describes the adaptation of an open source discovery tool, VuFind, to local needs, discusses the decisions which needed to be made in the process, and considers the implications of this process for future library discovery systems.

March 2012, issue68, tooled up

Adaptive Developments for Learning in the Hybrid Library

Wilma Alexander on the SELLIC Project and its aim to support the use of electronic resources in teaching science and engineering.

June 2000, issue24, feature article

An End User's View

Oliver de Peyer with his personal view of what it is like being on the other side of the the metaphorical electronic issue desk.

March 1998, issue14, feature article

Another Piece of Cake?

Anders Ardö, Sigfrid Lundberg and Ann-Sofie Zettergren with an overview of the history of Netlab, now ten years old.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

Are Print Journals Dinosaurs?

Tony Kidd wonders if he and and his kind are palæontologists.

November 1997, issue12, feature article

Book Review: Library Mashups

Aldalin Lyngdoh reviews a book on the basics of mashups and how they have been used in libraries worldwide.

April 2010, issue63, review

Bringing Coherence to Networked Information for the New Century

Gillian Austen reports on the JISC-CNI conference at Stratford, UK, 14-16 June 2000.

June 2000, issue24, event report

Cataloguing E-Journals: Where Are We Now?

Valerie Wilkins reviews the results of a survey, showing a variety of current practices in cataloguing e-journals.

September 1997, issue11, review

Cataloguing Electronic Sources

Jackie Hwang, Team Leader, Bibliographic Services, surveys progress so far at Information Services, University of Birmingham.

September 1997, issue11, review

Citeulike: A Researcher's Social Bookmarking Service

Kevin Emamy and Richard Cameron describe a tool that helps researchers gather, collect and share papers.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Clumping Towards a UK National Catalogue?

Dennis Nicholson argues in favour of the distributed approach to cataloguing.

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Clumps As Catalogues

Peter Stubley asks whether CLUMPS as catalogues are 'virtual success or failure?'

December 1999, issue22, feature article

Clumps Come Up Trumps

Helena Gillis, Verity Brack, John Gilby and Marian Hogg review the four eLib CLUMP projects now at the end of their funding periods.

January 2001, issue26, feature article

CLUMPS in the Real World

Juliet Dye and Jane Harrington look into evaluation procedures for the CLUMPS projects.

June 1999, issue20, feature article

Code4lib 2006

Jeremy Frumkin and Dan Chudnov report on the inaugural conference of the Code4lib community of programmers, hackers, and techies working in or with libraries and information systems.

April 2006, issue47, event report

Content Management Systems: Who Needs Them?

Paul Browning and Mike Lowndes explore the CMS concept and look at the available tools.

January 2002, issue30, feature article

COPAC: The New Nationally Accessible Union Catalogue

Shirley Cousins introduces COPAC and discusses some of the issues involved in the ongoing development of a consolidated union OPAC.

March 1997, issue8, feature article

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers copyright queries.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Copyright Corner

Charles Oppenheim answers your copyright queries.

January 1998, issue13, regular column

CURL OPAC launch

Andrew Cooper describes the CURL OPAC launch in Manchester.

May 1996, issue3, event report

Cybercollege Scorecard: How Does Your University Score?

Tony Durham, multimedia editor of the Times Higher Education Supplement, explains how to determine whether cultural change has affected your institute of learning.

July 1997, issue10, feature article

Disabil-IT? Conference

Isobel Stark reports from the February 1997 Disabil-IT? conference, aimed at library and computing services staff to help raise awareness of issues related to IT provision for students with disabilities.

March 1997, issue8, event report

Down Your Way

Loughborough University has a reputation for technological excellence. Its Information Service was revamped last year, and is becoming increasingly dependent upon the Internet. Alison Kilgour reports.

January 1996, issue1, regular column

Down Your Way

Alison Kilgour takes a look at the networking facilities inside Glasgow University Library.

March 1996, issue2, regular column

Down Your Way

Alison Kilgour checks out the networking facilities in the Library of York University.

May 1996, issue3, regular column

Down Your Way: Durham

Paul Miller travels to Durham and reports on a mammoth archival digitisation project.

January 1997, issue7, regular column

Down Your Way: Edge Hill University

Alison Kilgour checks out the network facilities at Edge Hill College.

September 1996, issue5, regular column

Down Your Way: John Moores

Isobel Stark visits one of the most prominent new university library buildings of recent years.

November 1996, issue6, regular column

Down Your Way: Queen's University Library

Isobel Stark visits the Victorian and 20th-century splendours of the Queen's Univerity, Belfast.

September 1997, issue11, regular column

Editorial Introduction to Issue 68

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne issue 68.

March 2012, issue68, editorial

Editorial Introduction to Issue 69

The editor introduces readers to the content of Ariadne Issue 69.

July 2012, issue69, editorial

Elvira 4: May 1997, Milton Keynes

Ian Bloor reports on the recently held Elvira (Electronic Library and Visual Information Research) event.

May 1997, issue9, event report

First Impressions of Ex Libris's Metalib: Talking about a Revolution?

Nick Lewis outlines key issues in the implementation of a cross-searching portal using Metalib.

July 2002, issue32, feature article

FRBR in Practice

Wendy Taylor and Kathy Teague describe what they learnt about how FRBR is used at the Celia Library for the Visually Impaired in Helsinki, during their Ulverscroft/IFLA-funded visit.

July 2010, issue64, feature article

From the Trenches: Network Services on a Shoestring

Jon Knight describes how Linux is a cheap and useful operating system for library systems units and the like.

March 1996, issue2, tooled up

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