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Key issues

Briefing papers on key issues

  1. Library management system to library services platform. Resource management for libraries: a new perspective
  2. Rethinking the library services platform
  3. The new role of the library in teaching and learning outcomes
  4. The student consumer and the rise of e-textbook platforms
  5. The rise of library centric reading list systems.

Library Systems

discovery_tool_blacklight

Blacklight


Vendor

Open Source
http://projectblacklight.org/

Blacklight is a free and open source Ruby on Rails based discovery interface (a.k.a. “next-generation catalog”) especially optimized for heterogeneous collections. You can use it as a library catalog, as a front end for a digital repository, or as a single-search interface to aggregate digital content that would otherwise be siloed.

Key Features

Blacklight uses Apache Solr


, an enterprise-scale index for its search engine. Blacklight features faceted browsing, relevance based searching (with the ability to locally control the relevancy algorithms), bookmarkable items, permanent URLs for every item, user tagging of items.

Customers

Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list.

discovery_tool_blacklight.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/02 07:52 (external edit)