It sounds promising as well for integration of ERMS data into the discovery layer.
Our staff were impressed by Encore's handling of this during our assessment stage. Their print serials holdings come from MARC, then get merged with online serials from ERMS at display time.
This is currently slated as part of Phase 2 of our VuFind role out, so any efforts to make the Record screen modular and multi-functional are a step in the right direction.

Greg Pendlebury
Electronic Services Officer (Systems Team)
Division of Academic Information Services
University of Southern Queensland
Phone: +61 7 4631 1501
Fax: +61 7 4631 1841


From: Andrew Nagy []
Sent: Friday, 27 March 2009 5:52 AM
To: Ross Singer
Subject: Re: [VuFind-Tech] indexing, searching, and displaying ead files

Thanks Ross

So it seems that the metadata should map fairly well (with my quick glance at the data) to the vufind field schema.

Eric - I would just create a another "service" in vufind for EAD records that copies or extends much of the functionality in the record service but is customized for displaying the EAD data.

This is something that I always wanted to do for displaying digital library records.  My thought has always been to refactor the record service a bit to allow for display based on record type or record collection.  Library catalog records could be displayed differently from EAD, from digital library, etc.  So if you are feeling really adventerous you could take on refactoring the record service.  But hopefully I will get to it one of these days.


On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Ross Singer <> wrote:
On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Andrew Nagy <> wrote:

> Can you share an EAD file - Im not sure if I have ever seen a live EAD
> file.  I might be able to come up with some additional ideas on this once I
> look at the data.

You're going to regret this, for you will forever wish you that you
could "unsee" the EAD.

Apologies about the non-wellformedness, this is a system I, obviously,
have no control over anymore...


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