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We are very happy to report that the University of North Carolina – Charlotte is partnering with XC to work on integrating XC with the Innovative Interfaces Millenium ILS. 

Through collaboration with both UNC-C and RIT, we will be able to offer integration options for several different III implementations. Once these are finalized and tested, this work will be included in the code and documentation download section on our Google code repository. Welcome aboard UNC-C.

We have had a couple of inquiries recently about what is going on with XC. First, if there are ever any questions, please contact us. Contact info can be found at the bottom of each page of the website. Additionally, three software components use Google code as a code repository and one uses Drupal. We are actively using the Google code issue trackers to capture all our enhancements and bugs for OAI, NCIP and Metadata Services Toolkits. Links to all the code repositories can be...

We're excited to announce a new partnership between the eXtensible Catalog Project and Serials Solutions!  The full announcement reads as follows: 

The University of Rochester River Campus Libraries announce that Serials Solutions, a leader in providing technology solutions for libraries, has joined the eXtensible Catalog (XC) Project -- an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project currently underway at the University’s River Campus Libraries.  Serials Solutions’ involvement...

The eXtensible Catalog project at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries is pleased to release the first report on the user research that we conducted in support of XC software development. We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and our user research partners – Cornell, Ohio State, Yale and the University of Rochester – for their generous support of this project.

Click here for a report that summarizes the objective...

The XC team is currently in the final stages of making the XC software available. The XC OAI Toolkit and the XC NCIP Toolkit are currently being readied for release under the MIT License (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php). Development and functionality enhancement will continue on these toolkits after release, but new development will take place on a publicly accessible code repository.

The XC...

A new webcast that describes the eXtensible Catalog (XC) software is now available!
http://www.screencast.com/users/eXensibleCatalog

This presentation includes video, audio and animated slides describing all of the components of XC software, features, and architecture. In addition, recent screen shots of the XC Metadata Services Toolkit user interface are provided.

The webcast is a continuous presentat...

A new metadata white paper that describes the work that we have been doing to create a metadata infrastructure for XC is now available via the XC website! This paper, with its supporting documentation, describes in detail our work in two related areas:

  • The creation of an XML schema for XC to facilitate the reuse of metadata from multiple schemas, in particular MARC and Dublin Core
  • The development of...

The user research component of the XC project began with the creation of project teams at Cornell, Ohio State, Yale, and the University of Rochester. Each team conducted about twenty or so interviews and we conducted sessions at each institution to analyze and interpret our findings in a brainstorming-style process.

On November 10 and 11, 2008, we conducted two “brainstorming of all brainstorming” sessions to integrate the results from the sessions held previously at our sepa...

We are very happy to report that Cornell University Library (CUL) has agreed to contribute to the development of the NCIP Toolkit, a portion of the eXtensible Catalog (XC) project. The NCIP Toolkit exposes data from library systems via the NISO Circulation Interchange Protocol, allowing real time lookup of patron and item data.

CUL has expressed interest in extending the Toolkit for use with the interlibrary loan application ILLiad, as well as adding NCIP functions related t...

I’m pleased that my recent ITAL article on metadata for next-generation catalogs is the featured topic on the new ITAL blog, ITALica: http://ital-ica.blogspot.com/

While this is a brand-new blog and is not generating a lot of discussion yet, I’d really like to hear your comments on the article, and encourage everyone to post a comment!

As a reminder, my ITAL article is available online from the University of Rochester’s inst...