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The OPAC (Open Public Access Catalogue) was originally conceived and named thus for librarians using a Catalogue as a tool for searching. It was the main user interface for users wishing to search for materials in a catalogue.

Today, we strongly recommend using the Search Portal in preference to the OPAC for end users. It may also be preferable for administrative staff to use the Search Portal as well, given the improved performance, flexibility and scope of the Search Portal software that we now provide in the application.

The OPAC can be configured in System Management and as such requires an appropriate login and permissions to make changes

User Facilities

The main function is searching, but OPAC users potentially have access to the following additional features, depending on how the OPAC is configured:


OPAC Configuration

Configuration of the OPAC is explained in the following articles:

  • OPAC Maintenance - the main area for defining the OPAC
  • Guest access - defines whether Guest access (ie non-logged in users) is permitted or not
  • OPAC help - defines the help file to which OPAC users have access
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