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Catholic Portal Technical Infrastructure


The Portal uses the open source application VuFind to index and search the metadata records describing members' rare, unique, and uncommon materials. The process begins with the acquisition of MARC and/or EAD files from participating institutions. VuFind's underlying indexer, Solr/Lucene, is then used to index all records. Once indexed, the system supports free text and field-specific searches. Results are displayed with cover art, when available, and provide a number of Web 2.0 features such as facet browse, "Add to my favorites," and "Make a comment."