VuFind The library OPAC meets Web 2.0

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  • VuFind The library OPAC meets Web 2.0

  • What is it?A Next Generation Catalog ?

  • Next Generation CatalogCatalog has too many implied references to pigs and JCPenny

    A Resource Discovery system implies the discovery of resources where as a Catalog implies a black leather massage chair on page 57.

  • What do we need?A tool that will help users discover - not find

    known item vs unknown item

  • VuFind HistoryBegun Development : December 2005Presented @ Code4Lib : February 2006Open Sourced : July 2006National Library of Australia : May 2008Others begin serious eval : Summer 2008Villanova University : August 2008

  • User BehaviorLibrarians, Patrons, ResearchesWill use Amazon to find and discover Will use Google to find and discoverWill use to find and discoverThen they use the library catalog to find out if it is available or not at the library

  • VuFindSearch and Browse for ResourcesFind Similar ResourcesMake Better SearchesSave and Share... and learn!

  • Eliminate the SilosLibrary WebsiteCatalogArticle SearchDigital Library moreAll with a different interface

  • Integrate with the ILSAuthentication via SIP2Display Live item statusDisplay Holdings dataInteroperate with major ILS systems

  • Load DataSolrMARCA tool to read in MARC data and map to a Solr ImportZ39.50 Import?

  • Ugh! Enough