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News

XC Management Tranferred to CARLI

On July 1, 2014, management of the eXtensible Catalog project has moved from the University of Rochester to the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). CARLI has been one of XC's largest supporters and funders (other than the University of Rochester and the Mellon...

  • XC implements next generation catalog interfaces on an extensible and adaptable architecture
  • Offer innovative services to grow the role of your library within the community it serves
  • Migrate local customizations into future version upgrades
  • Maximize cataloging investments and leverage existing staff in new ways

Metadata Management

Take Control of Disparate Data

The Metadata Services Toolkit enables the XC user interface to present FRBRized, faceted navigation across a range of library resources. The toolkit aggregates metadata from various silos, normalizes (cleans-up) metadata of varying levels of quality, and transform MARC and DC metadata into a consistent format for use in the discovery layer.

This toolkit presents an opportunity for libraries to apply their expertise with creating and managing metadata in a variety of web applications.

Connectivity

Take Control of the Integrated Library System

Connecting XC with the metadata repository and circulation services in an ILS requires two toolkits. Each of these toolkits is designed to closely integrate with a range of Integrated Library Systems.

First, the OAI Toolkit provides synchronization with MARC metadata that is managed by the ILS.

 

Second, the NCIP Toolkit provides live circulation status display, circulation forms submission, and ILS authentication for applications that work alongside your ILS.

User Interface

Take Control of Your Library Website

The Drupal Toolkit integrates searchable library metadata, ILS circulation services, repository content and library website content into a feature-rich web user interface.

The out-of-the-box search interface offers faceted browsing with customizable facets. A platform to build custom web applications that integrate with library metadata and ILS circulation services is also provided.