Congrats John Blyberg!

Just received word of this announcement:

2009 LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award winner announced

John Blyberg is the 2009 recipient of the LITA/Brett Butler Entrepreneurship Award for his development of the Social OPAC application suite (, also known as SOPAC (for Social Online Public Access Catalog). SOPAC is a suite of open source software (OSS) tools that brings the power of social computing and Web 2.0 to the library catalog. The current version of SOPAC (2.0) was developed and implemented by Blyberg at the Darien Library in Connecticut. SOPAC has also successfully been implemented on top of Innovative’s Millennium and the Sirsi ILS at other libraries.

Read more here.

Congratulations John. It's so well deserved.

PS: This marks my 5th post for today. That's a new LB record. Don't count on this pace continuing any time soon. Today was anomaly... fueled only by a head cold that kept me out of the office and gave me the ability to catch up on rss. :)

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