Customizing an Open Source Discovery Layer at East Carolina University Libraries: The Cataloger’s Role in Developing a Replacement for a Traditional Online Catalog

Marlena Barber, Christopher Holden, Janet L. Mayo


Open source discovery layers offer the ability to extensively customize every aspect of the search experience for a local user population. However, discovery layers have primarily been discussed in the professional literature in terms of the installation or configuration process. In this paper, three catalogers present a case study of an open source discovery layer implementation with a focus on the problems and solutions from the cataloging perspective.

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