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Landman Library Catalog Goes Live
Landman Library Catalog (http://search.arcadia.edu) was developed in-house by Arcadia University
using Pazpar2, an open-source middleware technology created by
LibLime's partner, Index Data. Access to subscription content is
provided by OpenTranslators, a new web service offered by LibLime that
offers a simple gateway interface to over 9,000 subscription
Arcadia University's Landman Library furthers the University's global
mission by offering students and faculty state-of-the-art technology
for collaborative education, with Web-based teaching and learning
tools providing access both on campus and around the globe. Landman
Library allows students quickly to search the library's collection of
technologies. It even provides an interface for students with
disabilities to have easy access to that same information.
"Arcadia's new web site offers an attractive, easy-to-navigate
interface with resources grouped by subject," says Eric McCloy,
Executive Director of Library & Information Technology at Arcadia
"For example, a student doing research in biology can simultaneously
search our catalog and all biology databases. Citation guidelines,
helpful websites, contact information for the subject specialist
librarian and instant messaging are all easily available.
Additionally, the website was designed using the latest web standards
and is ADA compliant. We were able to accomplish our goal by using a myriad of
open-source technologies and libraries such as Drupal, Koha, jquery
and Pazpar2," Eric explains.
"Since Arcadia has students at dozens of study-abroad locations each
semester, the new site also makes it easier for students to use our
library resources no matter where they are in the world," adds Eric.
Website customizations were developed in-house by Arcadia University's
web developer, Matt McManus. Flexibility to use such in-house
resources was a primary reason Arcadia University chose open source.
About Arcadia University
Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan
Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad. The 2008 Open
Doors report ranks Arcadia University No. 1 in the nation in the
percentage of undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News &
World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top 25 master's
universities in the North, as one of the top study abroad programs in
the nation, and a Great School at a Great Price. Annually, Arcadia's
Center for Education Abroad sends 3,000 students from colleges and
universities around the country to 100 different study abroad programs
at some of the finest universities across the globe. Arcadia
University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal
learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper
in a diverse and dynamic world.
Pazpar2 is metasearch middleware, capable of searching large numbers
of databases simultaneously, providing on-the-fly metadata
normalization, merging, ranking/sorting, and facet extraction. Pazpar2
was written by Index Data, who provides support, training, and other
services related to their software.
Pazpar2 is the driving technology behind a growing number of federated
search tools including MasterKey™, a federated search and discovery
system and ‡biblios™, an open-source cataloging suite.
OpenTranslators is a hosted web service offered by LibLime that
provides access to over 9,000 subscription and free content databases
as well as Websites. OpenTranslators is an enabling service that makes
it easy to build search systems for subscription databases that don't
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