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2009

Portland State University

Library and Information Science

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Online information services

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Full-Text Articles in Social and Behavioral Sciences

The Library Catalog As Experimental Sandbox, Thomas W. Larsen Jan 2009

The Library Catalog As Experimental Sandbox, Thomas W. Larsen

Library Faculty Publications and Presentations

The article offers information on the modern online public access catalog (OPAC) which is available on the Internet through WorldCat in the U.S. As stated, modern OPAC improves on previous catalogs with enhanced search capabilities and is accessible from any computer with an Internet connection. In addition, WorldCat.org offers an interface that displays search results that guide users to the nearest library that holds the item in question, thus allowing the user to find the quickest way of obtaining the item from a library.