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VuFind. IAMSLIC Annual Conference Biennial EURASLIC Conference Confluence of Ideas: Evolving to Meet the Challenges of Global Change Brugge, Belgium 1 October , 2009. Benoit PAUWELS Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Brussels. Agenda. Overview of functionality

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VuFind

IAMSLIC Annual Conference

Biennial EURASLIC Conference

Confluence of Ideas:

Evolving to Meet the Challenges of Global Change

Brugge, Belgium

1 October, 2009

Benoit PAUWELSUniversité Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Brussels


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Agenda

  • Overview of functionality

  • Technical overview

  • VuFind @ ULB


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VuFind

  • VuFind is a library resource portal

    • designed and developed by Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library

    • open source; web based

    • project leader: Andrew Nagy

  • In the first place conceived as a new OPAC experience

    • Export/Import MARC records from ILS into VuFind

    • ILS specific drivers for holding information and availability

  • VuFind can be used as a portal solution for all library resources

    • librarycatalog, article databases, digital library, institutionalrepository & bibliography, and other library collections and resources

  • http://www.vufind.org


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  • Customizable interface: localization and branding

    • Uses Yahoo User Interface CSS, PHP Smarty templates, XML/XSL, AJAX, Javascript


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  • ILS specific ‘drivers’ for holding information and availability status

    • Voyager, Aleph, III, SirsiDynix , Koha, Evergreen


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Faceted search experience


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“More like this” (algorithmically generated suggestions)


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Save resource to organized lists


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Browse


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Internationalization


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Social bookmarks


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Zotero compatible (COINS)


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Persistent URLs (bookmarkable searches)

Persistent URLs (bookmarkable searches)


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Persistent URLs (bookmarkable searches)


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RSS feed per search query


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CiteThis, EmailThis, TextThis


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Export record to Endnote, Refworks


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Social features: tagging, comments


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  • Enrichment:

    • book covers: Amazon, Syndetic, Google Books

    • book item reviews: Amazon, Syndetic


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Technical overview

  • Linux, Solaris, Windows

  • Uses Apache SOLR, an open source search engine based on Lucene

  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2 or later

  • PHP 5.1.0 or later, Smarty templates

  • XSL, Javascript, CSS, YUI

  • MySQL 4.1 or later

  • Java J2SE JDK 1.5 or later

  • GNU Aspell Library (optional spell checker)


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Technical overview

  • Export MARC records from ILS

  • Use VuFind import facilty

    • Store each record in a separate file

    • Index in Lucene through SOLR web service

      • Delivered SOLR schema.xml for MARC records

  • Searching

    • VuFind communicates with Lucene through SOLR web service

    • Returns unique identifier for records

    • Data of records fetched from filesystem (XSL)


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VuFind @ ULB

  • Keep VuFind functionality

  • Don’t keep:

    • MARC based

    • Filesystem

    • Import utility; rather OAI harvest


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Metadata

OAI-PMH

MySQL

Metadata

Harvester

JDBC

Samburu

Lucene

Lucene doc

Indexer

SOLR

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Metadata exchange format

Compound Object DIDL / MODS (*)

Metadata

OAI-PMH

MySQL

Metadata

DIDL/MODS XML record stored as-is in MySQL field

Harvester

didl2solr.xsl

transform DIDL/MODS XML record intoLucene document, according to specificschema.xml SOLR config file

<originalRecord>

containscompleteDIDL/MODS record

JDBC

Samburu

Lucene

Lucene doc

Indexer

SOLR

solr2brief.xsl

solr2full.xsl

transform <originalRecord>

fieldinto HTML

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(*) http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~bpauwels/NEEO/WP5/

WP5 Technical guidelines.pdf/


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VuFind @ ULB

  • DI-fusion

    • Institutional library resources: IR, etheses repo, digithèque, [ catalog, iconothèque ]

  • BICTel

    • Regional e-theses repository

  • Unicat

    • Belgian national virtual catalog


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