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The Energy Resources Conservation Board of Alberta (ERCB) has launched its library catalogue online at The catalogue contains the combined holdings of the ERCB library in Calgary and those of the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) library in Edmonton.

Previously the AGS collection was available online as part of the NEOS library consortium but the ERCB collection was not publicly available online.

The catalogue is built upon VuFind, an open-source discovery interface for libraries. VuFind provides users with an intuitive and productive search experience using features such as:

  • fast, relevancy-based keyword search results;
  • spelling corrections and did-you-mean suggestions of alternate terms;
  • links to related resources;
  • faceted browsing to easily narrow down results; and
  • tools for saving and sharing searches and records.

Both libraries use DB/TextWorks for in-house management of records in these and other databases, and WebPublisher PRO for internal publishing of data. Andornot hosts the online catalogue as part of our managed hosting service.

Angela Burns, Leader, Library & Record Services at the Energy Resources Conservation Board, says:

"The library staff in Calgary and Edmonton are very excited for our customers to begin using our new online catalogue! This new experience in researching with intuitive linking features will enable our customers to easily search both of our collections and find the information they need. We are sure that ERCB staff and the Library community will enjoy the new catalogue as much as we do."

Contact us to discuss using VuFind with your library or similar collection.


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