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Technology Development

Our Projects

Library Web Environment: The Technology Development team works develop major features for the the Falvey Memorial Library web site. The library web site runs on a mix of open source technology and custom built applications.

VuFind: VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed here at Villanova University. The goal of VuFind is to enable users to search and browse through the library's resources by replacing the traditional OPAC. The software is open source and is currently being used at other institutions such as The National Library of Australia and Yale.

Digital Library: Villanova University's Digital Library system has been built in-house according to open standards. The Digital Browser is built upon a native XML Database known as eXist that offers a data warehouse of the XML content. Following the Library of Congress standard XML schema METS, we are able to record all of the meta data as well as the original and digital provenance in one single file that can be shared through many formats.

Community Bibliography: Villanova University's Community Bibliography is an open repository of the entire published output of the Villanova University community. This extensive database offers a detailed view of our proud scholarly heritage, from our community's historical publications of the 19th Century to the cutting edge research of today. The repository runs on custom built software and uses VuFind as a search interface.

Contact Us

Questions about one of our technology initiatives? Contact David Lacy at david.lacy@villanova.edu or 610-519-7361.

Falvey's Technology Development Team works to create and implement research technology that make research easier for faculty, students and staff.


Last Modified: Thursday, November 17th, 2011