[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Can Evergreen be used as a stand-alone
Resource Discovery environment?
mrylander at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 13:19:22 EST 2008
On Tue, Mar 4, 2008 at 12:27 PM, Pascal Vincent Calarco <pcalarco at nd.edu> wrote:
> Hi folks --
> Hopefully this hasn't been asked a lot before on the list; I scanned the
> threads in the archive and didn't see anything obvious, so here goes.
> We have a small, four-library consortium that is looking for a separate
> resource discovery environment to supplement our existing Aleph 18.01
> ILS. We aren't looking for a replacement ILS at this point. Other
> solutions we are evaluating include VUFind, Primo, Endeca, Encore,
> Koha. What is not obvious from looking at the Evergreen information
> that is available is whether it is easy to strip off the indexing engine
> and the web interface, and feed Evergreen a variety of MARC, DC, and
> other data.
It's not really feasible to use Evergreen as a pure discovery layer.
The search infrastructure isn't built to be a standalone system, and
batch import/update of records and holdings is not something we've
optimized for, since the goal is an entire ILS. I'll go out on a limb
here and say that the same is true of Koha, as it's designed to be a
> Has anyone tried this, how hard is it, and any other information you
> might suggest is most welcome.
My suggestion would be to look closely at VUFind, Blacklight and even
FacBackOPAC ( http://code.google.com/p/fac-back-opac/ -- built by our
very own Dan Scott).
Hope that helps!
> Many thanks in advance!
> - pascal
> Pascal V. Calarco, MLIS
> Head, Library Systems
> University Libraries of Notre Dame/
> Michiana Academic Library Consortium
> Notre Dame, IN USA 46556-5629
> tel.: 574-631-3409 fax: 574-631-6772
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