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1 VuFind The library OPAC meets Web 2.0

2 What is it? A Next Generation Catalog ?

3 Next Generation Catalog Catalog 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.

4 What do we need? A tool that will help users discover - not find known item vs unknown item

5 VuFind History Begun Development : December 2005 Code4Lib : February 2006 Open Sourced : July 2006 National Library of Australia : May 2008 Others begin serious eval : Summer 2008 Villanova University : August 2008

6 User Behavior Librarians, Patrons, Researches –Will use Amazon to find and discover –Will use Google to find and discover –Will use del.icio.us to find and discover Then they use the library catalog to find out if it is available or not at the library

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9 VuFind Search and Browse for Resources Find Similar Resources Make Better Searches Save and Share... and learn!

10 Eliminate the Silos Library Website Catalog Article Search Digital Library … more All with a different interfaceAll with a different interface

11 Integrate with the ILS Authentication via SIP2 Display Live item status Display Holdings data Interoperate with major ILS systems

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13 Load Data SolrMARC –A tool to read in MARC data and map to a Solr Index –code.google.com/p/solrmarc/ OAI Import Z39.50 Import?

14 Ugh! … Enough Slides Demo:


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