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VuFind Summit 2017
Part of the cost of this year's conference was funded through a generous donation from Agilent Technologies, Inc., a global company focused in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets.
Dates and Location
The 2017 developers summit took place at Villanova University on October 9 and 10, 2017.
A recording of the conference can be found in this YouTube playlist.
Transportation and Lodgings
9:00 - 9:30 Registration, light refreshments 9:30 - 10:15 Demian Katz - State of the Project, Q&A 10:15 - 10:45 Chris Hallberg - Front End Update 10:45 - 11:00 Break 11:00 - 11:30 John Jung - How Might We Use Linked Data in VuFind? 11:30 - 12:00 Benjamin Mosior - Open-Source Strategy: The Disruptive Potential of VuFind as a Service 12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH (provided) 1:00 - 2:15 VuFind Roadmapping Session 2:15 - 2:30 Break 2:30 - 4:30 HackFest / Break-out Sessions 5:00 Dinner at Gullity's (on your own)
Roadmapping Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XpVlCf1lVrgy_1C36z5ff98lWTMJWy2_27e8BsDu97k/edit?usp=sharing
More details on the dinner venue may be found here.
9:00 - 9:30 Registration, light refreshments 9:30 - 9:45 Morning Planning 9:45 - 10:15 Lightning Talks 10:15 - 12:15 HackFest / Break-out Sessions 12:15 - 1:15 LUNCH (provided) 1:15 - 4:30 HackFest / Break-out Sessions (continued)
Detailed Talk Descriptions
Leila Gonzales - Geographic Search & Display Updates (lightning talk)
Chris Hallberg - Front End Update
VuFind's front end continues to grow and evolve to keep up with technological trends. In this talk, Chris will discuss the latest evolutions of the interface and plot out some of the things that are coming next.
John Jung - How Might We Use Linked Data in VuFind?
Based on interviews with users, John will present some quick interface mockups that explore how Linked Data could be used in VuFind to provide the kinds of features users have asked for. Whether it is by utilizing author or subject identifiers, or even work-level identifiers, we are interested in concrete ways to explore Linked Data in the coming year.
Our goal with this presentation is to participate in a conversation with the VuFind community about Linked Data. From a technical perspective, what will it take for us to make these ideas a reality? What approaches might be reusable and sharable with other VuFind users?
Demian Katz - State of the Project, Q&A
In this talk, Demian will review what is new and what has changed since the last Summit as well as discuss some areas of future work that may help inform discussion during the afternoon's roadmapping session, where decisions will be made about the direction of the next major release. Time will be included for Q&A.
Benjamin Mosior - Open-Source Strategy: The Disruptive Potential of VuFind as a Service
Discovery solutions are a critical and enabling component of the library ecosystem, but the barrier to entry for making use of one can be significant. Cost, staff, skills, time, and project management overhead can slow or altogether prevent an institution's fulfillment of this important service for patrons. One 2016 report estimated that 62% of libraries around the world have not purchased and do not plan to purchase a discovery service. Is it fair to say that these inhibiting factors might be part of the cause?
What might become possible if we significantly diminish these hurdles? How might we make that happen? It all starts with a map of the strategic landscape, a little sysadmin know-how, and some entrepreneurial spirit.