Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

8-26-2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Course reserve module in ILS OPAC and web-scale library discovery services are interconnected to data management and educational resource management systems. Every department and course instructor are designed the course based on the user's requirements. The goal of this article is to analyze the instructional reserves component integrating open source tools Koha and VuFind in order to provide advanced level CMS and LCMS services that satisfy users. . It is also feasible with metadata searching from other repositories, e.g., OCLC WorldCat and Amazon, to increase the web-scale discovery services among the users and library professionals.

Methodology

Popular level software has been selected based on course reserve requirements such as Koha and VuFind. It needs proper installation and configuration with the help of multiple files and scripts. Design the template and layout based on Koha and VuFind for course-specific reserve and add the barcode to display the items and link in Koha library OPAC easily. This course module will be integrated with the VuFind to provide web-enabled discovery services based on departments, instructors, and course URLs.

Findings

The whole integrated domain-specific interface is beneficial to the users because they could easily access the course reserve materials developed by different subject experts. As a consequence, both Koha and VuFind just provide capability of delivering the appropriate course module to the correct participants at the perfect time.Library users have access and download their course from this integrated interface to continue their online learning process. This framework will fully enable web-based services for CMS and LCMS regarding the fulfillment of tags clouds, metadata searching, and OCLC WorldCat Local searching.

Originality

This innovative integrated framework is providing full-text resources using MARC21 tags for the users. The librarians at any academic institution will benefit much from these instructions, stages, and methods. VuFind, which uses a single-window search technique, can also get a course reservation for library users. It is one of the advanced-level web-scale library discovery services for students and instructors to continue their educational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic using the course reserve module of Koha and VuFind.

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