We user Xerxes too to serve up our databases A-Z list but as we have so many databases (900 or so.....) that it takes a really long time for the page to load, as the way Xerxes is currently designed, it loads the whole A-Z list at once. So if you have a large number of databases, be warned that providing them through Xerxes may result in your users waiting awhile...
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Bobst Library, New York University
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From: Naomi Dushay <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 4:29 pm
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] A to Z lists
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> if you put the info in a Solr index, you could use Blacklight on top.
> On Feb 16, 2011, at 1:18 PM, Michele DeSilva wrote:
> > 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
> > 541-383-7565
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