> I agree -- the term OPAC brings with it a whole set of last-generation > assumptions. It strikes me as being like starting a list on new > developments in Web technology called "Gopher 3.0" or something. > > Also, NGO is traditionally used to describe Non-Governmental > Organizations like the Red Cross, Amnesty International, etc. Probably > more people are familiar with the acronym NGO than with OPAC. > > --Casey As a word person, I keep circling back to the word "catalog," because... * It's not an acronym-particularly not an acronym that makes my skin crawl; it's nice plain English * It is broad enough to refer to all the functions a catalog might include: user interface (which is what OPAC refers to), commerce, inventory, reporting, data management... Just a thought. Karen S.