This is relative the prison-libraries question, but also expanding it:
Has anyone looked at Google Gears?
"Google Gears Beta is an open source browser extension that enables
web applications to provide offline functionality..."
I wonder if you could take a stripped-down OPAC (or LT) and make it
work both online and locally. it could be a good halfway house for
libraries that have web access, but not continuous web access.
Also, I want to search my library while flying cross countryŚwoo hoo!