I've convinced myself that sites like Netvibes
are the wave of the 2.0 future. This wave is characterized by modularity, where you mix, match, and mash the applications you want. Rather than keeping a set of your favorite bookmarks, you simply have them as widgets on your homepage.
Up till now, you had to go to the library site to use their catalog. But what if the catalog was a widget? You could simply drag and drop it on your blog, website, anywhere, and there it is to be used.
And what about Firefox? How come OCLC has not made itself easily available to Firefox users by allowing you to search the catalog by simply going up the upper right corner search box? Shouldn't all OPACs allow that opportunity to our users?
How many of you have OPACs that are widgets or add-ons?