In addition to the BRUCE project, there are two recent JISC projects have engaged in an investigation of the use of Blacklight as a next generation discovery interface:
- the UX2.0 project, based at the University of Edinburgh, explored the usability of digital libraries using Blacklight as a primary interface onto a local repository of training materials
- the Blacklight at Hull (Bl@H) project explored the use of Blacklight over a Millennium catalogue system for use as a next generation OPAC. Hull is also implementing Blacklight as the frontend to its institutional repository.
In the light of these experiences, staff from these projects will be meeting at the University of Hull, with support from the BRUCE project, to discuss how we can build on these varied uses of Blacklight and work with each other on future developments. The discussions will be in the context of interaction with the broader Blacklight open community in the US.
If you are based in the UK and are using Blacklight or have an interest in this software then please do get in touch with us here at BRUCE. There are a small number of places available at the meeting and you would be very welcome to attend.