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Final report

December 16, 2010

The final report of this project is now available from the University’s Hydra Repository at:

The report gives a full account of the project (including the two user testing reports as appendices), its evaluation, and details the University’s plans to pursue Blacklight for possible production use.


Union search and revised categories

October 31, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that we have managed the last major task of the project – a union search across the library catalogue and a repository index.  We’ve taken a small extract from our repository and re-indexed it using field names in common with the library Solr index to produce a single, combined index.

We’ve also solved a little mystery that we had over why the facet counts didn’t match the content of our libraries!  Hull’s libraries don’t use the default MARC field for format and language and for BL@T we were indexing the wrong one…  Oops!