VALA2012 Session 5 Balnaves

VALA2012 Session 5 Balnaves

Reigniting the OPAC as a metadata hub

Tuesday 7 February 2012, 15:15 – 15:45
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Edmund Balnaves

Prosentient Systems, NSW

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012, 3:15 PM AUSEDT, 32 Minutes 17 Seconds.


The OPAC, being a well-structured metadata resource with open extensibility through a well-understood ontology, should not be neglected as an effective path to effective resource delivery. Combined with an open source approach the OPAC can be re-invigorated as a metadata hub. Through web 2.0 and service layers such as OAP-PMH and by importing metadata from existing electronic sources the traditional OPAC and service as a search interface through to both print and electronic resources.

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