Open source innovation at Palos Verdes Library

Kudos to the Palos Verdes Library for their new SOPAC (social online catalog)! They worked with the folks at YourLibrarySite to make the magic happen. What’s a SOPAC? According to the SOPAC website:

SOPAC is a next-generation catalog system that takes advantage of online, web 2.0-like interaction to build a rich, engaging discovery layer.

What that means practically is that in a SOPAC you can rate, review, comment on and tag items in the online catalog. This technology (is it technology? maybe innovation is a better term? or revolution in online public catalogs?) was created by John Blyberg and first implemented at the Ann Arbor District Library.