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Lipstick on a Pig: 7 Ways to Improve the Sex Life of Your OPAC

Jim Robertson

Jim Robertson will show how NJIT has used a variety of tools (but largely ColdFusion) to extend their library’s OPAC to engage today’s Millennial (raised in the “Goozlezon” Web 2.0 environment) students: (1) book covers; (2) book reviews, (3) live circulation usage history, (4) recommendation engine, (5) RSS of journals tables of contents, (6) live librarian support, (7) shortcut, durable links (PURL’s) to specific items.

--Jim Robertson, Assistant University Librarian
New Jersey Institute of Technology
james.c.robertson@njit.edu 973-596-5798

My Powerpoint presentation is at www.library.njit.edu/staff-folders/robertson/presentations. --Jim (3-Mar-2006)