Monday, February 14, 2005

The trouble with OPACs

Here's a LINK to an excellent article by Andrew Pace in the Feb. American Libraries about why OPACs 'work' the way they do.

1 comment:

Aimee Reist said...

Here is a good quote from the article:

And I have not found a patron who is satisfied with any answer as to why a web search engine can return relevant results from four billion full-text websites faster than an OPAC can return a randomly sorted hitlist from one million surrogate records; nor should any patron be satisfied with even a bona fide answer to that question.