Mielenkiintoinen IFLA2005-konferenssipaperi aiheenaan näyttöluetteloiden paikalleen jämähtänyt kehitys: Recommendations for urgently needed improvement of OPAC and the role of the National Bibliographic Agency in achieving it John D. Byrum, Jr.Recommendations for urgently needed improvement of OPAC and the role of the National Bibliographic Agency in achieving it. 71th IFLA General Conference and Council. August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway :
Todayâ€TMs information seekers have been conditioned by Web search engines to expect immediate gratification as the result of user-friendly Web experiences. In contrast, it is increasingly apparent that traditional library OPACs do not provide the same ease of use or access to information.
[...]At the sametime, NBAs must address the need for a new generation of OPACs that offers significantly enhanced functionality, much of which can be based on standard features of Web search engines and online bookstores. In view of alternatives available to information seekers, these needs require immediate attention if NBAs and libraries are to retain the support of satisfied users into the 21st century. This paper offers specific recommendations to assist them in identifying and implementing appropriate responses.
Increasingly, users do not depend on the OPAC to reach the resources in which they are interested. Rather, the vast majority has readily turned to fast and often precise search engines like Google that were developed in response to the proliferation of Web materials. Indeed it seems indisputable that the vast majority are satisfied with such tools, even though they often encounter voluminous and imprecise result sets.