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Preliminary notes on Blacklight and LocalSolr

SearchCampDC was last week, and UVA was well represented. I think we even tied Library of Congress (the hosting institution) for the number of attendees. Among the many excellent presentations and conversations, Patrick O’Leary’s LocalSolr stood out for me as being of immediate interest to Blacklight, and Matt Mitchell and I started working on getting [...]

marc4j 2.4 released!

It’s been a long time coming, but there is now a new release of marc4j. You can download it here: http://marc4j.tigris.org/ Most of the work on this new release was by people primarily working on SolrMarc, the indexing system for Blacklight and VuFind.
If you’re not deep into these projects, you might not know that the [...]

UVa Blacklight – faceted browsing and prospect

If you were at code4libcon you’ve already seen Erik Hatcher’s initial foray into the world of indexing library catalog data with solr. I am pleased to announce that the unofficial UVa team we’ve assembled has come even further with that effort, and for the next couple of weeks we are demonstrating Blacklight, UVa’s solr based [...]

Solr Flare is announced!

Erik Hatcher just sent an email to the solr list announcing the creation of Solr Flare, a Ruby/Solr Domain Specific Language (DSL). This is exciting for several reasons:

This sounds like it will form the core of Erik’s latest project, which is adapting collex to sit on top of a library catalogue. That means an open [...]