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To increase visibility and discoverability of assets in our Digital Commons repository, we have created a fully automated, regularly scheduled utility that, using the OAI-PMH protocol, indexes items from Digital Commons in the powerful, open-source search platform Apache Solr. Indexing metadata of items from Digital Commons allows us to support cross-collection, cross-database, and cross-platform searching for our patrons by integrating Digital Commons search results in library created search interfaces. This poster will provide a brief overview of Solr, outline the mechanics of this utility, and suggest how other institutions could harness this technique.


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This poster was presented at the Digital Commons Great Lakes User Group (DCLUG) 2013 Meeting at Illinois Wesleyan University.

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