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The OPAC System used at the Vyners School LRC

An online public access catalog or OPAC is a computerized online catalog of the materials held in a library, or library system. The library staff and the public can usually access it at computers within the library, or from home via the Internet. Since the mid-1980s, it has replaced the card catalog in most libraries. Since the mid-1990s, character-based OPAC interfaces are being replaced by Web-based interfaces. OPACs are often part of an integrated library system. Image File history File links [email protected] ... Image File history File links [email protected] ... The card catalog at Yale Universitys Sterling Memorial Library goes almost completely unused, but adds to the austere atmosphere. ... A modern-style library in Chambéry A library is a collection of information resources and services, organized for use, and maintained by a political body, institution, or private individual. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... There are various forms of catalog or catalogue, each organized registers of some set of objects. ... Germans dancing on the Berlin Wall in late 1989, the symbol of the cold war divide falls down as the world unites in the 1990s. ... WWWs historical logo designed by Robert Cailliau The World Wide Web (WWW or simply the Web) is a system of interlinked, hypertext documents that runs over the Internet. ... An integrated library system, or ILS, is an enterprise resource planning system for a library. ...


In its most simple form, a library's OPAC could consist of nothing more than a simple index of the bibliographic data cataloged in the system. More complex OPACs offer a variety of search capabilities on several indexes, integrate rich content (book covers, video clips, etc.), and offer interactive request and renewal functionality.


Most integrated library systems offer a browser-based OPAC module as a standard capability or optional feature. OPAC modules rely on pulldown menus, popup windows, dialog boxes, mouse operations, and other graphical user interface components to simplify the entry of search commands and formatting of retrieved information. An integrated library system, or ILS, is an enterprise resource planning system for a library. ... An example of a web browser (Mozilla Firefox) showing the main Wikipedia web page. ... A graphical user interface (or GUI, often pronounced gooey), is a particular case of user interface for interacting with a computer which employs graphical images and widgets in addition to text to represent the information and actions available to the user. ...

The Geac Geoweb 5.0 Web Interface built for Hillingdon Libraries HillWeb Service.
The Geac Geoweb 5.0 Web Interface built for Hillingdon Libraries HillWeb Service.

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OPAC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (230 words)
Since the mid-1990s, character-based OPAC interfaces are being replaced by Web-based interfaces.
The largest OPAC is the giant OCLC WorldCat database, which is a catalog of materials held at collaborating public and private libraries worldwide.
OPAC modules rely on pulldown menus, popup windows, dialog boxes, mouse operations, and other graphical user interface components to simplify the entry of search commands and formatting of retrieved information.
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