Introduction to the OPAC

Now that I have uploaded this assignment, I thought I’d share it with you all. I made this short film as an introduction to GIL Find, our Online Public Access Catalog or OPAC. I am constantly surprised at the number of patrons even at the undergraduate level who aren’t sure how to find a book or resource in the library catalog and I think the problem might be simply that no one has ever shown them how. I may end up having to reshoot parts of the film for clarity but I was using free software to screen capture much of the footage (Jing and Snagit) and then another free download to covert the footage into a format that I could import into Sony Vegas. I think with better hardware and software, I can create a higher quality product.


4 comments on “Introduction to the OPAC

  1. WOW. I think there’s a lot of useful information in here. You really go over a lot of different search strategies.

  2. Great informative video! You did a great job of explaining things in a concise, easy-to-understand way. You’ve also inspired me to check out my video-editing software; I’ve never really used it!

  3. Great video! I bet students will find it very useful!

  4. Thanks so much! I’m thinking about putting in our orientation Libguide. I explained Boolean searches to a student just this morning actually!

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