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Integration of Open-Source Software (Koha, Greenstone and DSpace) with Library Discovery System (VuFind): A Future Library Solution


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1 Library Assistant, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVU), Ranchi – 834008, Jharkhand, India
2 Project Staff, National Digital Library of India (NDLI), IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur – 721302, West Bengal, India
     

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This paper demonstrates the design, workflow and integration methodology of open-source ILS (Koha), Digital library software (Greenstone), Institutional repository (DSpace) with open-source library discovery software (VuFind). A methodology of integration has been explained using available standards and technology. Main purpose of this research is to demonstrate single-window search interface, harvesting of metadata and full-text of resources. Integration of open-source library software with the discovery system (VuFind) can result significant cost reduction when compared with commercial discovery systems.

Keywords

Discovery Service, Green Stone Digital Library (GSDL), DSpace, Koha, Open-Source Software, Single-Window Searching Interface, Web-scale VuFind.
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Anupam Bhowmick
Library Assistant, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVU), Ranchi – 834008, Jharkhand
India

Baishakhi Chakrabarty
Project Staff, National Digital Library of India (NDLI), IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur – 721302, West Bengal
India


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Authors

Anupam Bhowmick
Library Assistant, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVU), Ranchi – 834008, Jharkhand, India
Baishakhi Chakrabarty
Project Staff, National Digital Library of India (NDLI), IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur – 721302, West Bengal, India

Abstract


This paper demonstrates the design, workflow and integration methodology of open-source ILS (Koha), Digital library software (Greenstone), Institutional repository (DSpace) with open-source library discovery software (VuFind). A methodology of integration has been explained using available standards and technology. Main purpose of this research is to demonstrate single-window search interface, harvesting of metadata and full-text of resources. Integration of open-source library software with the discovery system (VuFind) can result significant cost reduction when compared with commercial discovery systems.

Keywords


Discovery Service, Green Stone Digital Library (GSDL), DSpace, Koha, Open-Source Software, Single-Window Searching Interface, Web-scale VuFind.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.17821/srels%2F2021%2Fv58i4%2F160741