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November 21, 2005

A brand new catalogue

Writing about web page

Just returned from an OPAC Development group. Spent a long time looking at the penultimate version of the new OPAC interface. Mr Leng-Ward has done some sterling work and with any luck it will be rolled out to the wider community early next term. Still a few bits that need to be tweaked, but it's a real improvement over the old version.

If anyone in the Library wants a sneaky peak let me know – however, no doubt you'll be hearing more about it all too soon.

We also had a bit of discussion around the issue of the help pages which will need to be redeveloped. One thing that seems to have been causing particular problems is the book status term recently returned. The idea is to add more explanation text, In the vein of the linked page above I suggested the following haiku might make more sense:

Recently returned
A cause for jubilation
Though uncertain locale

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