Harvesting Metadata into a Discovery Layer

Domesticating Wild Metadata: Harvesting Your Metadata into a Discovery Layer Using OAI-PMH Feeds
Margaret Heller
February 2017

Scheduled Downtime Sunday, June 26, 6AM-10AM

On Sunday, June 26, all I-Share/Voyager-related CARLI-supported systems will go offline for maintenance sometime between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

The length of downtime is estimated to be 30 minutes.

I-Share/Voyager services include: VuFind local catalogs, the I-Share union catalog, WebVoyage local catalogs, Z39.50, Voyager staff clients, and Voyager MS Access Reporting.  (Voyager Offline Backup Circ may be used during the downtime, if needed.)

Vu Find 3 Available for Testing

CARLI staff are pleased to announce that we now have VuFind 3 available for I-Share library staff testing and review. Please see the information below on how to access VuFind 3 and how to send us feedback about it. We look forward to hearing from you!
VuFind 3 is significantly different from VuFind 0.6 that is currently in use for I-Share libraries, and should be considered a new system, rather than an upgrade to the version of VuFind now in use with I-Share.

Emergency Maintenance Complete

All Production CARLI Linux servers have been patched and rebooted.

Brandon Gant

UIUC DNS Outage Today (April 4th)

The UIUC Domain Name Service (DNS) went offline at approximately 3:06PM today and campus networking staff report that it was brought back online at 3:42PM. The DNS service translates human-friendly names (i.e. voyager.carli.illinois.edu) into computer-friendly addresses (i.e.

Without this service, some CARLI servers are unable to lookup addresses so that they can talk to other CARLI servers. The campus Voice-over-IP phone service also was impacted by this outage which resulted in busy signals when calling our office.

New Features in the I-Share Union Catalog

The CARLI Office is pleased to announce that the new index for the I-Share union catalog is now in place. The new index supports three major enhancements to the VuFind interface:

New Format Facets in VuFind Local Catalogs

CARLI has completed reindexing of all VuFind local catalogs. The reindexing takes advantage of new data elements in RDA catalog records, and also of some previously unexploited data elements in AACR2 and older catalog records. We expect a new index for the I-Share union catalog to be ready within the next few days.

I-Share OPAC Team Meeting: May 8, 2013


Members present

Paige Weston, Jamie Bourne, Kelly Fisher (minutes taker), Paul Go, Kirk Hess, James Lefager, Rong Li, Jan Waterhouse, T.J. Lusher

Members absent

Jacob Jeremiah, Karl Pettit



The IUG will be meeting on May 10. No report otherwise.

I-Share OPAC Team Meeting: June 12, 2013


No report

CARLI Report:
VuFind – Do as much as they can by July 31st
Infrastructure for Mobile interface (Minrva) - not sure what's going on with that
Reindex 264 field & 338$a & $b
Union Catalog issues to address:

VuFind Downtime

The I-Share union catalog and the VuFind interface to I-Share libraries' local catalogs may be offline for maintenance on Sunday, August 18, between 12:01am and 10:00am.