Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Introduction

My name is Jim Novy and I am the System Services Technician for the Lakeshores Library System. Ever since our automation consortium discovered that the EPS/Rooms catalog our ILS vendor, SirsiDynix, pushed us to go to will not work for us I've been investigating alternatives. I've been involved in developing a driver for the VuFind open source catalog, www.vufind.org, that will let it query our SirsiDynix Symphony database, as well as looking into several initiatives to aggregate patron circulation data to provide recommendations and better relevance ranking.

1 comment:

Sue Dentinger said...

Jim, I'm interested in hearing more about your library's initiatives to aggregate patron circ data and make use of it in relevancy ranking within the OPAC. Are you working on doing this using VuFind? I'd love to hear more about it at the camp.