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Publication Date

Spring 2010

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In this paper we explore the possibility of creating and implementing an interactive library OPAC interface, called Reading Rants!, that would be designed for and used exclusively by teens. An interactive interface such as Reading Rants! would allow teenagers to interact with their library catalog by contributing content to bibliographic records. Content creation is an integral aspect of the Web 2.0 experience; it transforms the user's experience with the catalog into a dynamic conversation. By providing this highly valued service for teenagers, public libraries would elevate their worth to future library supporters and become more essential to and embedded in the community.


OPAC, SOPAC, Social Cataloging, Teenagers, Young Adult Services


Previously presented in Digital Environments, taught by Jennifer Burek Pierce, Fall 2009.


Copyright © 2010 Rachel Hall, Rebecca Troup, Rebecca Ramsey

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