By Alice Bampton
Demian Katz, library technology development specialist and published author, contributed to a recently published book, Library Automation and OPAC 2.0: Information Access and Services in the 2.0 Landscape. Katz co-authored a chapter in the book with Andrew Nagy, a former Falvey technology development specialist who now works for Serials Solutions. The book, by Jesus Tramullas and Piedad Garrido, was released in July by IGI Global.
Katz and Nagy wrote chapter four, “VuFind: Solr Power in the Library.” An abstract of their work states, “Apache Solr, an open source Java-based search engine, forms the core of many Library 2.0 products. … The popular VuFind discovery tool was built to provide a library-friendly front-end for Solr’s powerful searching capabilities, and its development provides an informative case study on the use of Solr in a library setting.”
VuFind is open-source library software developed at Falvey. VuFind replaced the traditional OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) used to search a library’s holdings.
Katz recently celebrated his three-year anniversary at Falvey.
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