I have the work done for the patron interface between Aleph and VuFind.
The problem is that we need a generic interface in the MyResearch
functionality along with other ILS specific functions. I used X-Services
to do the interface between VuFind and Aleph.
I suggested a long time ago (and implemented) to pass a user array from
the interface to the different ILS drivers as different ILS systems need
and return different information. I also think that the data returned
should be in an array that is ILS specific. The problem here is how to
handle the different displays. The only way I have figured this out is
to customize the template for the ILS. I was hoping each ILS could have
a directory with its templates, but I could not figure out how to get
Smarty to look in the correct directory depending on the configuration.
I more than willing to share my Aleph Driver. But there is also work
that needs to be done to Catalog.php, etc. to make the calls generic.
This would entail the other ILS systems to alter their Drivers.
On Mon, 2009-04-20 at 13:42 -0500, Tania Fersenheim wrote:
> We're doing a pilot of VuFind, and 2 people from our systems team will be
> at ELUNA this year.
> Has anyone thought of having a VuFind meeting there this year?
> What kinds of things were covered in years past?
> I'd welcome an opportunity to talk to other Aleph, SFX and Metalib
> customers about their work with VuFind.
> Especially other Aleph libraries at the moment, because we're working on
> the various patron functions within VuFind right now.
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