The latest release of the YAZ toolkit adds an important new feature: Support for the SOLR WSAPI in yaz-client and the ZOOM client-side API.


September 24, 2010 – Boston, MA. Index Data announces the addition of two important features to their MasterKey™ discovery platform. MasterKey is a service-oriented family of components, deployable together to form a turnkey solution, or as individual modules to extend the capabilities of an existing system. These latest enhancements adds powerful functionality in the areas of metadata indexing and access management.


It’s been less than a month since the last release of Pazpar2, but we are pumping new features into the software pretty quickly at the moment. For information about the most recent release before this, see here.


If you plan to attend ALA in DC this summer, please be sure to drop by for a visit at Booth #1108. We love to visit with old friends and new, and ALA is a wonderful place to touch base.

If you’d like a chat, it’s not a bad idea to drop us a mail in advance – our schedule tends to get a little crowded.

Download a free exhibit pass here.


We have released Pazpar2 1.4.0.

Pazpar2 may operate in threaded mode. Enabled by element ‘threads’ in the configuration. See pazpar2_conf for details. This functionality is very much in a testing state – we do not recommend that it be deployed in production just yet. This new functionality will allow the system to make better use of multi-CPU systems, and increase scalability, in particular with multiple concurrent users.


April 20, 2010

Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc (PALCI) selects Relais D2D


Version 1.2 of yaz4j has been released, http://www.indexdata.com/yaz4j.

Changes to the API:

  • add Connection close that shutdowns socket without destroying the object
  • rename ResultSet getSize to getHitCount

Bug fixes:


March 1, 2010 - West Hartford, CT – The Capital District Library Council (CDLC), a regional multi-type library organization with 68 libraries and library system members, headquartered in Albany, New York, has contracted with Index Data to provide them with a virtual union catalog.


As usual, Index Data will participate in the ALA Midwinter conference. We love the opportunity to put faces to names and connect with all the people who use our technologies in various capacities. If you are thinking about a project that involves information retrieval, systems integration, etc., come see us and let’s chat. We will be at booth #2244. Because the booth is often busy, it’s a good idea to set up an appointment in advance.


December 9, 2009

Borrow Direct - a rapid book request and delivery service for faculty, staff and students of Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton and Yale is moving to a next-generation software platform to be provided by Relais International and Index Data. Borrow Direct allows patrons to search across the member library catalogs simultaneously and request circulating items directly from any partner library. Expedited request processing and shipping by all libraries guarantees a 2-4 day turnaround.


November 25, 2009 - West Hartford, CT – The Cincinnati Museum Center, in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society, has contracted with Index Data to build the metasearch component of a pilot project to bring primary historical resources to a wider audience.


Sebastian Hammer presented a keynote address at this year’s Code4Lib conference in which he discusses the challenges facing libraries and librarianship from the Internet itself and from ‘competing’ services. A video of the whole talk can be seen here, courtesy of the hosts, Brown University.


POMONA, CA - November 2, 2009 -- Auto-Graphics, Inc.  (Pink Sheets: AUGR), a technology innovator providing library automation solutions for over 36 years, and Index Data LLC, a software development company specializing in information retrieval, today announced a strategic partnership to provide state-of-the-art, standards-based integrated search and


We have been continuing to enhance Pazpar2 at a rapid pace. This new release is available as source and packaged for Ubuntu and Debian Changes since last release:

Command search takes two optional parameters, startecs and maxrecs, that specifies the start offset (0, 1, …) and maximum number of records to fetch for each target.


Recently published Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data contains much of relevance to our community, but we were particularly pleased to read Chapter 20: Federated Database Search Mashup, which recounts the experiences of the Ohio Public Library Information Network.


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