[Neasis-l] What is WP OPAC? - Casey Bisson, April 18th at Simmons

Caryn Anderson caryn.anderson at simmons.edu
Tue Mar 27 08:31:21 EDT 2007

Greetings NEASIST colleagues,

Below is an invitation from the Simmons ASIST chapter chair inviting 
NEASIST members to this fabulous free event! Be sure to RSVP as space is 



Caryn Anderson
Program Coordinator
PhD/Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions
GSLIS, Simmons College
300 The Fenway, P-204E
Boston, MA  02115
caryn.anderson at simmons.edu


On behalf of the Simmons Chapter of ASIS&T, I would like to extend an
invitation to a very exciting upcoming event! I hope that some of you
will be able to join us.

Thank you,

Alison K. Cody
Chair, ASIS&T at Simmons
MLS '07

What is WP opac?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007
6:30 p.m., Simmons College
Kotzen Meeting Room (in Lefavour Hall, the library building)

Casey Bisson recently received the Mellon Award for Technology
Collaboration for his WP opac: a mashup of the WordPress blogging
platform and OPAC functions. Come find out what WPopac is and why it's
a major step forward as we rethink the role and function of the OPAC
in today's social software society.

Casey Bisson is information architect for Plymouth State University's
Lamson Library. You can check out WP opac here:

Sponsored by ASIS&T at Simmons! Naturally, there will be snacks and pizza.

This event is limited to 60 attendees. Please RSVP via YARR!, the
GSLIS signup system:

You will receive an email confirming your registration. If you RSVP
and later determine that you are unable to attend, please use the link
in your confirmation email to withdraw your registration or email
asist at simmons.edu.

More about WPopac:

"The Mellon rewards WPOpac... and opens an Open Data door?" (podcast)

WPopac: an OPAC 2.0 Testbed

The Mellon Award press release (as posted to Casey's blog):

Getting to Simmons:

Due to a massive construction project on campus, there is currently no
parking available at Simmons itself. The College Parking Office has
provided information regarding area garages:

Simmons is easily accessible via the Green (D and E) and Orange lines,
as well as several bus lines (including the CT2 and 47 from
Cambridge). The Parking Office also has details on train and bus
service: http://my.simmons.edu/services/business/parking/trains-buses.shtml

And lastly, a campus map to help you locate Lefavour Hall/Beatley 
Library (#3):

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