At Lehigh, I've extracted e-journals from our SirsiDynix Symphony
catalog via API into alphabetical and discipline-based XML documents.
We then index those documents with Swish-e (http://www.swish-e.org/) and
display the browse-able XML alphabetized lists and search interface in
our Drupal-based website. Drupal, however, has little to do with the
A-to-Z list other than processing the PHP/XML/XSLT. The
Discipline-based order is determined by a value defined in local MARC field.
Our A-to-Z databases are NOT cataloged, so they are managed by a small
PHP/MySQL app that two of our librarians control additions, deletions,
and edits of metadata.
You can see the interfaces here:
General Library Site: http://library.lehigh.edu/
Specific Database Finder app:
Special E-Journal A-Z app:
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On 2/17/11 1:18 AM, Markus Fischer wrote:
> The cheapest and best A to Z list i know is the german EZB:
> This list is maintained by hunderds of libraries. You just mark those
> journals you have licensed and that's it.
> Not very widely known: they do also provide an API which you can use as
> a free linkresolver. There are free tools you can plug into this API and
> you've got your linkresolver.
> The list is incredible accurate and you'll have almost no effort: any
> change made by one library is valid for all.
> Let me know if you need more information.
> Markus Fischer
> Am 16.02.2011 22:18, schrieb Michele DeSilva:
>> Hi Code4Lib-ers,
>> I want to chime in and say that I, too, enjoyed the streaming archive
>> from the conference.
>> I also have a question: my library has a horribly antiquated A to Z
>> list of databases and online resources (it's based in Access). We'd
>> like to do something that looks more modern and is far more user
>> friendly. I found a great article in the Code4Lib journal (issue 12,
>> by Danielle Rosenthal& Mario Bernado) about building a searchable A to
>> Z list using Drupal. I'm also wondering what other institutions have
>> done as far as in-house solutions. I know there're products we could
>> buy, but, like everyone else, we don't have much money at the moment.
>> Thanks for any info or advice!
>> Michele DeSilva
>> Central Oregon Community College Library
>> Emerging Technologies Librarian
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