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Solr Workshop

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

TRLN’s Genia Kazymova is hosting a Solr workshop that seeks to help library staff query our shared Solr index to export data for more nuanced analysis. Solr is the non-relational database that hosts the shared index that populates the institutional library catalogs.

This workshop is designed for anyone who is interested in querying the Solr index to learn about TRLN collections. No prior knowledge of Solr is required. Participants are expected to have basic knowledge of the library catalog, its content, and search fields. 

The same workshop will be offered twice: Tuesday, March 15 at 2:00, and Friday, March 18, at 10:30.

Register (for either date) at this link.

You will receive confirmation of registration and a Zoom link for the workshop you select. Registration will be capped at 25 participants per session.

To help design the workshop to meet participant needs, Genia welcomes input from registrants on their learning goals. Generally, the workshop will address these topics:

  • Accessing the Solr index for querying (via Solr admin or URL)
  • MARC -> Argot -> Solr
  • TRLN ingest application
  • Introduction to Solr parameters
  • How to find the IDs of all records in the index
    • For example, I want to find all IDs (records) for NCCU and save them locally
  • Search by OCLC number
  • Search by language
    • For example, I want to find the number of documents in Arabic shared across TRLN
  • Search by notes
    • For example, I want to find all the Solr documents that have the note “From the private library of Naum Korzhavin.”
  • Facets in Solr (

Note: this workshop will overlap heavily with the Solr workshop that Genia offered in October 2021 for technical services staff. Participants from the October workshop are welcomed to register, but keep in mind that most of the content will be familiar.