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Introduction to VuFind, an open-source next generation catalog

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  1. 1. VuFind The library OPAC meets Web 2.0
  2. 2. What is it? <ul><ul><li>A “Next Generation Catalog” ? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Next Generation Catalog <ul><li>“ Catalog” has too many implied references to pigs and JCPenny </li></ul><ul><li>A “Resource Discovery” system implies the discovery of resources where as a “Catalog” implies a black leather massage chair on page 57. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What do we need? A tool that will help users discover - not find known item vs unknown item
  5. 5. VuFind History <ul><li>Begun Development : December 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Presented @ Code4Lib : February 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Sourced : July 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>National Library of Australia : May 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Others begin serious eval : Summer 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Villanova University : August 2008 </li></ul>
  6. 6. User Behavior <ul><li>Librarians, Patrons, Researches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will use Amazon to find and discover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will use Google to find and discover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will use to find and discover </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Then they use the library catalog to find out if it is available or not at the library </li></ul>
  7. 9. VuFind Search and Browse for Resources Find Similar Resources Make Better Searches Save and Share ... and learn!
  8. 10. Eliminate the Silos <ul><li>Library Website </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Article Search </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>… more </li></ul><ul><li>All with a different interface </li></ul>
  9. 11. Integrate with the ILS <ul><li>Authentication via SIP2 </li></ul><ul><li>Display Live item status </li></ul><ul><li>Display Holdings data </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperate with major ILS systems </li></ul>
  10. 13. Load Data <ul><li>SolrMARC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A tool to read in MARC data and map to a Solr Index </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OAI Import </li></ul><ul><li>Z39.50 Import? </li></ul>
  11. 14. Ugh! … Enough Slides Demo: