More About OPAL,
an International Collaborative Initiative
OPAL is a collaborative effort by libraries of all types to provide cooperative web-based programming and
training for library users and library staff members.
These live, online events are held in an online
auditorium where participants can interact via voice-over-IP, text chatting, and synchronized browsing.
OPAL allows library patrons and library staff members to
participate in online library programs from anywhere. Everyone is welcome to participate in OPAL programs, and
libraries of all types are encouraged to become OPAL members.
By collaborating within OPAL, libraries are able to develop online
programs together and offer a rich array of public online programs for all library users.
Examples of OPAL public online programs include book discussion programs, interviews, special events, library training,
memoir writing workshops, and virtual tours of special digital library collections.
Participating OPAL libraries develop and deliver online programs, events, and meetings using software from
OPAL is administered by the TAP Information Service,
a company that helps organizations innovate.
If you would like more information
about OPAL, please contact us.