Dynamic map display in web OPAC: an experiment at Wichita State University Libraries

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dc.contributor.author Li, Hongfei
dc.contributor.author Deng, Sai
dc.contributor.author Deyoe, Nancy
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-10T18:35:01Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-10T18:35:01Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Li, H. F., Deng, S., & Deyoe, N. (2007). Dynamic map display in web OPAC: an experiment at Wichita State University Libraries. Chinese Librarianship: an International Electronic Journal, 24. URL: http://www.iclc.us/cliej/cl24LDD.htm en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/1250
dc.description.abstract Adding more features to the web OPAC or making the Integrated Library Management Systems (ILMS) more compatible to external web services has been a tendency in recent years. Wichita State University (WSU) Libraries' Dynamic Map Project enriched the bibliographic information by displaying dynamic map(s) for each individual record in the web OPAC. Dynamic mapping provides a customized map display in an online public access catalog to give library patrons directional information to the shelved items. This article will discuss how the dynamic map project evolved and the pros and cons of using holdings records versus bibliographic records to generate the maps. It will describe the programming logic of the interactive direction maps to handle complex shelving situations. It will also address how to transfer data from the OPAC display to a processing program, and then combine this data with the data from linked tables in MS Access and an ILS database. User feedback and future possible enhancement of dynamic mapping in a library will also be discussed. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/Pdf; PDF/A-1b
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Internet Chinese Librarians Club en
dc.subject Dynamic maps en
dc.subject Dynamic mapping en
dc.subject Library holdings en
dc.subject Holding maps en
dc.subject WebVoyage en
dc.subject OPAC en
dc.subject Wichita State University Libraries en
dc.title Dynamic map display in web OPAC: an experiment at Wichita State University Libraries en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.version Peer reviewed

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  • Sai Deng [24]
    Metadata Librarian
  • Nancy Deyoe [16]
    Assistant Dean for Technical Services

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