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Library Catalog

The Library Catalog Final Site, powered by VuFind and hosted by IndexData:

(Test Site:, Production Site, powered by VuFind and hosted by IndexData: All enhancements are first done on the test site, then after getting approval from (?) pushed to the live site.)


VuFind Review

Review notes by Subject Area. Include MARC fields, MARC subfields, links to VuFind, Sierra, and FOLIO records.

You can also put missing MARC fields or MARC related issues in the spreadsheet.

Recommendations list what is being sent to IndexData and the order of importance. These are discussed during Cataloging Pod meetings.

Feedback Workflow

Feedback is gathered in a variety of ways:

OneSearch feedback form, OneSearch Broken Link form, Meetings, Presentations, Teams, and Emails. Feedback gathered is recorded for OneSearch in Feedback and Reports. A Response bank and complaints database has been provided by Communications.

OneSearch Feedback Form Process:

Email Patron to thank/ask for further clarification. If enhancement/bug not already reported, report to EBSCOConnect and record on GitHub. Record and Code in Feedback Form. Once every one or two months go into Qualtrics and copy/paste full values into MODS spreadsheet. Use FOLIO spreadsheet (automatically gets the values from MODS, minus identifying information) to write a report and send to Stakeholders.

VuFind Feedback Process:

In VuFind Set up folder. Currently recording Missing MARC, By Subject Review List, VuFind Configuration Librarian UX test notes, Branding Review. Record enhancement/bug on Google Sheets.

Online Links

Links to electronic access at CU Boulder can be found in 856 40, 856 41 and 956 40. Most of our links to non full text (forms, TOC, etc.) are in the 856 42.

The 856 40 $z syntax for non-gov doc items is as follows:

Online Access
Full Text (via [Database])
Streaming Video (via [Database])
Streaming Audio (via [Database])

Law link text documentation mirrors this.

Instances which have multiple links to online content (such as El tercer planeta) need to be reviewed and a syntax decided on.

Mapping Document

Mapping information can be found in the VuFind Index File. You can see FOLIO mapping in this Index Data Folder.


Location Mapping - MODS' spreadsheet

Location Mapping - Spreadsheet sent to EBSCO 4/4/2023

Questions - Questions Document

See below for how to make changes to our current Locations mapping.

Place Hold

The Place Hold link for catalog items in EDS is determined by the item's material type, which can be found in the 952 $i. For EDS/Boulder we suppress the Place Hold link on the following:

952 $i = 3 Day Tech Items AND 952 $b = Boulder Campus; 952 $i = 4 Hour Tech Items AND 952 $b = Boulder Campus; 952 $i = Artwork ACQ AND 952 $b = Boulder Campus

TODO: 3D item semester loan, Reserves

For EDS/Law we suppress the following

952 $i = journal AND 952 $b = Law Campus; 952 $i = dvd AND 952 $b = Law Campus

IndexData Mapping for Holdings/Items

InterLibrary Loan



For OneSearch: Physical Catalog items show a link to ILL & Prospector, Electronic Catalog Items do not. Electronic items with no full text show as a link to Prospector (if book) and ILL (all). Table.


Branding Document


For preprocessing logic to work (provided by IDS), ILL forms need to have the following information: ISSN. See IDS Logic, Rapid Routing Rules

Borrowing Analysis

ILL Stats - Google Sheets

Current Issues

OneSearch not including an ISSN number

OneSearch book chapters not always going to book chapters

Making Changes to Locations, Material Types, or Service Points

Decision Making

All decision making about adding/deleting the below follows CTA's decision making list


OneSearch and VuFind: Control the side filter for locations (we can alter the text). Also show up via RTAC under individual items (we cannot alter the text.)

Material Type

OneSearch and VuFind: Control if the Place Hold link appears.

Service Points

OneSearch and VuFind: Control the drop down for Place Holds.

Patron Mapping

OneSearch and VuFind: x field in FOLIO aligns with x field in Shibboleth


Loan Types and Status show up via RTAC.

Call Number

call numbers

952e comes from the holdings effective call number. The item effective call number is generally not in use except in some rare CU Boulder cases. This call number does not get included in the 952 $e unless there is no holdings effective call number.