In the article "Developing Utility Tools to Enhance Voyager Access, Search and Workflow Automation",
Daniel Xiao and John Paul Fullerton,
Library Hi Tech, 2008, Vol 26, No 1, pp 95-109, we described three library tools developed at Texas A&M
University Libraries. To encourage innovative ideas for creating better and free
library solutions, we have now made the software source
code available to the public. The three tools mentioned in the
Voyager Canned Search Generator
It provides librarians or other content creators with an automatic way to generate
persistent links to Voyager catalog searches. This tool can be found at
It has been made available on the Internet since 2002. The public could use it
without downloading the source code.
Quick-Cat This is an OPAC
shortcut search tool. It was created in 2005. It allows users to highlight bibliographic data including
authors, titles, ISBN or ISSN numbers on any website
and immediately search their own library catalog with just a click. One could
also use the concept to create quick access to other
applications or online resources from their desktop. Quick-Cat is currently
available only at the TAMU Libraries. To create your
own Quick-Cat, see the source code link in the download section.
Excel VBA Macro Designed to assist in the EBSCONET serials renewal, this tool provides an easy gateway from the
list to the Voyager Acquisitions and Cataloging clients,
the EBSCONET website and the library’s SFX system. The Excel VBA Macro is currently
only available at the TAMU Libraries. To create
your own Excel VBA Macro, see the source code link in the
The authors would like to thank Elain Luza,
Library Associate II, Head of Serials Records, Texas A&M
University Libraries, for her valuable input on the development
of the Excel VBA Macro and her willingness to record the first
demo video of the Macro.
Videos and Source Code
Use the following links to download the source code or watch the demo
videos. The source code is in zip files. Basic instructions are included in the zip files.