VuFind library resource portal out of beta

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July 16, 2010 by MMIT

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 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.


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