The next VuDL release is going to be very different from the previous one - the transition from eXist-db to Fedora has led to a lot of major changes, and the VuFind interface to the content is completely revamped.
Regarding the missing features you mention, they are indeed still missing. I think the main focus during development so far has been good presentation of out-of-copyright digital library content; however, we are also using this as a repository - it's just not too fancy yet (copyrighted content is just firewalled off by security settings). Some of the other features may come along eventually - and of course having some development partners would help with that! We'll see if adoption rates start to rise as Fedora comes into the mix.
From: Filipe MS Bento (UA) [mailto:fsb@...]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:58 AM
To: Eoghan Ó Carragáin; Demian Katz
Cc: Osullivan L.; vufind-tech@...
Subject: RE: [VuFind-Tech] VuFind as a Repository
Yup, repository system as the back office solution (perhaps a better term than "backend" that I mentioned in my 1st mail) and VuFind as a Discovery Layer.
Nevertheless, since most of the Univs & Research Labs receive their share of finance accordingly to their scientific production, have the repository not only as a Data store and curation, may be a good idea.
Just to have an idea how smooth that is (DSpace and VuFind), please check "RIA - UA's OA Repository<http://iia.web.ua.pt/Search/Results?filter%5B%5D=collection%3A%22RIA+-+Reposit%C3%B3rio+Inst.+UA%22>" collection in http://iia.web.ua.pt/
· Just harvesting the DRIVER set so to make sure that all the records have truly access to the full text;
· Our repository is 100% OpenAIRE<https://www.openaire.eu/> compliant, so that metadata can be ported into VuFind (normal OAI-PMH harvesting).
This was the same though that lead me analyse OJS and them being adopted for our University journals publishing platform (with editorial control, etc.)
Demian, I am truly curious about VuDL and VuFind integration. Tried that but it has in VF 1.0.1 and the first or second alfa of VuDL. Like mentioned before, really looking fw to VuDL developments. I have already placed it as a possible candidate, but for museum and special collections solution; I'm afraid I don't see it as a repository solution, because of the requisites sent before:
· Embargo support;
· Authority Control.
... and of course, support for OAI-ORE, etc.
Just my 5 cents!
From: Eoghan Ó Carragáin [mailto:eoghan.ocarragain@...]
Sent: quarta-feira, 20 de Fevereiro de 2013 14:39
To: Demian Katz
Cc: Osullivan L.; vufind-tech@...
Subject: Re: [VuFind-Tech] VuFind as a Repository
I agree, Vufind isn't a substitute for a repository system. However, out of the box, most repositories (dspace, eprints) have pretty terrible interfaces, so you might suggest Vufind for enhanced discovery.
On 20 February 2013 14:07, Demian Katz <demian.katz@...>> wrote:
Some of these tasks (4/5/6) are really best handled by an external repository system. That's the reason we've developed VuDL - to handle those tasks. We're currently in the process of rolling out a VuDL/VuFind 2-based system (should be live by next week). Perhaps you might want to consider something similar. While Solr is definitely becoming more viable as a data store (it's aggressively moving into the NoSQL space), I still think it's a bit more convenient to separate the data management and search features.
From: Osullivan L. [mailto:L.Osullivan@...>]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 5:53 AM
Subject: [VuFind-Tech] VuFind as a Repository
We have an internal academic repository which we would like to make publicly available both via a dedicated site and via indexing from services like Google Scholar.
With the addition of the new collections functionality, I want to propose VuFind as a solution (it will be challenging eprints and dspace). The key features which the project requires (which I believe VuFind now offers) are:
1) Harvesting via OAI
2) Indexing by Google Scholar
3) Maintenance of unique uri / identifier
4) Update of metadata / associated files
5) Storage of fulltext documents / associated files
6) Hierarchical record organisation
Does anyone have any experience in using VuFind in this manner?
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