We have Metalib and use Xerxes as a front-end to Metalib, so we just use
Xerxes as our "A-Z list", or directory or databases too.
But what I'd really like to do is just _use the catalog_. If there was
a good interface for the catalog, and these resources were included in
it's search... why would need an entirely separate interface for
databases, why not just use the catalog to find stuff? That's what I'm
working towards. First step, use Blacklight to have a catalog with a
On 2/16/2011 4:18 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
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