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A library catalog (or library catalogue) is a register of all bibliographic items found in a library or group of libraries, such as a network of libraries at several locations. A bibliographic item can be any information entity (e.g., books, computer files, graphics, realia, cartographic materials, etc.) that is considered library material (e.g., a single novel in an anthology), or a group of library materials (e.g., a trilogy), or linked from the catalog (e.g., a webpage) as far as it is relevant to the catalog and to the users (patrons) of the library. The card catalog was a familiar sight to library users for generations, but it has been effectively replaced by the online public access catalog (OPAC). (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Library catalog)

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  • Number of articles referring to 'library catalogs': 3 (0.2% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'library catalogs' across all Ariadne articles: 4
  • Average number of references to 'library catalogs' per Ariadne article: 1.33
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'library catalogs': 1997-01
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  1. graham seaman (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. jeffrey rydberg-cox (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. cathy murtha (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Adapting VuFind as a Front-end to a Commercial Discovery System

Graham Seaman describes the adaptation of an open source discovery tool, VuFind, to local needs, discusses the decisions which needed to be made in the process, and considers the implications of this process for future library discovery systems.

March 2012, issue68, tooled up

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