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.
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Perhaps I'm too much of a radical, but for me even leaving "OPAC" in
mailing list name would be to already admit defeat.
On 6/5/06 3:40 PM, Eric Lease Morgan wrote:
> What do y'all think of the possible creation of a mailing list
> "next generation" OPAC for libraries -- ngo4lib?
> The purpose of such a list would be to discuss things like but not
> limited to:
> * who would be the audience of such a system
> * what such a system might contain
> * how such a system would be created
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