The other one to look at is Blacklight (www.projectblacklight.org)
On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 7:29 AM Geoffrey Spear <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 5:24 PM Fitchett, Deborah <
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> > Kia ora koutou,
> > Any attempt at actually doing this is far beyond my capabilities or
> > resources but I feel strongly that there’s a need for this, so I’m
> > aloud about whether it’s actually practical – would love anyone else’s
> > thoughts!
> > To date there’ve been a number of successful open-source catalogue
> > – Koha, Evergreen, the current FOLIO project. Discovery layers seem to
> > been left out of scope of all of these.
> > My impression is that the main reason for this is the problem of the
> > metadata index. Metadata is hoarded by for-profit vendors; some of them
> > only grudgingly work with the Big Discover Layer companies under strict
> > conditions (and possibly with money changing hands, I don’t know…) so
> > be unlikely to just hand it over to a community project. No metadata, no
> > discovery layer.
> > But more and more, metadata is becoming available through other sources.
> > Crossref is the biggest and most obvious, and then there’s hundreds or
> > thousands of institutional repositories. So my thought is, is it now
> > becoming possible to create an index at least tolerably suitable for an
> > open-source discovery layer, using open-access metadata sources?
> > And if so… how hard would it be?
> > What are the “must have” components (index; search interface;
> > API/integrations so the library can index its own holdings from whatever
> > ILS it uses, and harvest from institutional repositories;
> > to display real-time availability of said holdings; OpenURL to link out
> > link resolvers; institution accounts if cloud-hosted so the library can
> > configure this stuff plus look-and-feel; some way for librarians to
> > contribute corrections to faulty metadata…)
> > And what are the “nice to have” components (link resolver functionality?
> > Citation trails? …)
> > Deborah
> Have you had a look at VIllanova's VuFind system?