2013 coral meetup
- Steve Oberg - Wheaton College +
- Yongming Wang - College of New Jersey Library +
- Brian McBride - University Utah (pilot)
- Alan Witkowski - University Utah (pilot)
- Megan Finch - Oakland University of Michigan
- Robin Schaaf - Notre Dame +
- Bill Dueber - University of Michigan (pilot)
- Lauren Ajamie - Notre Dame +
- Jeremy Friesen - Notre Dame +
(+ - using CORAL)
- Jaron Kennel (email@example.com) and Robin Schaff have stepped back from the project
- Remington Steed (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Calvin College has been doing some recent development
- Eric Hartman from Texas A&M has been very helpful
https://github.com/ndlibersa/CORAL-Main. This is considered the canonical source; Please put your Issues/TODO here.
- About 3500 entries; ebooks are on the horizon
- Licensing data is used for negotiation; See what the typical agreements are like.
- Use document management part of License (upload PDF and archive it)
College of New Jersey Library
- Two instances installed
- Not using workflow, as there is only one person doing the work of Coral. Appreciate the alerts.
- About 100 entries for databases for vendors
- Populating data is a challenge
- Scripts as they are, in Github, are intended for initial data loads; But if you want to overlay this becomes more challenging.
- Many nods to this "Straightening out the mess for data going into CORAL is labor intensive"
- Suggested to start with installing the usage-statistics module of CORAL
- About 1900 entries
- Wants to use CORAL to track all access paths (i.e. SFX, Discovery layer, 360 Link, etc.), not just local catalog (e.g. see Cataloging tab in Resources module)
- Tremendous amount of work to extract licensing expression/text
- Question - what is the community's commitment to CORAL? Robin is confident in the community. * Texas A&M have put a lot of support behind this.
- Texas A&M is working on a documentation module; For troubleshooting easy proxy.
- ER&L will have a meetup and NASIG "should" have a meetup.
University of Michigan
- Pilot project would load 10000 records or so
- Where does the code need love: Sushi usage (if it is implemented would be fabulous)
- Most people said that CORAL is significantly better than any vendor supplied ERM.
- ERMs are conceptually very simple, or at least the needs that we really want are simple.
- International characters are supported.
- Customization is very flexible. But be careful of data migration, spend some time planning your categories
- Licensing Terms look up feature usage and extension
- Bringing open source to the institution can be challenging