VuFind is now out of beta with the release of version 1.0. It’s a free and open-source alternative to traditional OPACs and allows users to search catalog records as well as digital library items, insitutional repository records and other library resources.
You can see a live demo of this software on the website at VuFind.org.
VuFind features include faceted searching, Live Record Status and Location, Zotero Compatible, Author biographies and more.
New developments in the latest version include flexible support for non-MARC metadata formats, a mobile interface, Dewey Decimal support and integration with Serials Solutions’ Summon.
To find out more about the potential of this software, check out KEVEN (which stands for Kent VuFind Enhancement), a JISC-funded project at the University of Kent looking at ways to expand VuFind even further to improve the catalogue interface.
VuFind is is developed and maintained by Villanova University’s Falvey Memorial Library.