2007 Midwinter Meeting


Saturday, January 20, from 10:30 - Noon

Fairmount Hotel, Metropole Rm,.


"The Next Evolution in OPAC's and Search Engines"


Exciting new technologies are changing the look and feel of today’s OPACs and search engines with visual interfaces and features that enhance the user experience. RUSA’s MARS Hot Topics Discussion Group joined with MARS Products and Services to present a dynamic panel of three speakers who discussed their experience with new OPAC interfaces such as Endeca, visual interfaces such as Aquabrowser, and what the usability implications are for these new graphic interfaces.


Presenters included:

  • Jody Fagan Condit from James Madison University discussed usability studies with ESBCO’s implementation of  Grokker 
  • Tito Sierra from North Carolina State University discussed their implementation of  Endeca
  • David Wasserman of King County Library System discussed their experience with  Aquabrowser


The MARS Products and Services Committee and the MARS Hot Topics Discussion Group would like to thank the presenters for such a dynamic and successful discussion forum.