Features


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Author Biographies
The user can learn more about the author with contextual information and see all of the books that they have written in the library.
Persistent URLs
Allows the user to bookmark their queries or records to allow permanent access to a page they were once on.
Zotero Compatible
Your users can save and tag any records with Zotero or any other COinS based application so they can store their records in one place.
Internationalization
The interface has translations available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish and more. And if you want to create your own translation - it's easy. You can even create a new English translation if you want to change some of the wording used in the interface - it makes the UI that much easier to customize.
Access Your Data: Open Search, OAI, Solr
VuFind has many APIs to interact with the search, data and many other features. You can syndicate your record data with other institutions via an OAI server. You can search using vufind's algorithms via OpenSearch. And if you want complete access to your indexed data, you can interact with Solr, VuFind's backend search and index engine.
Search with Faceted Results
The search system allows for the user to search from a basic search box and then to be able to narrow down the results by clicking on the various facets of the results.
Live Record Status and Location with Ajax Querying
The search results page is able to display the live status of a record through the use of AJAX by querying the catalog at that exact moment. And since it is done through AJAX after the results have loaded, the page will not slow down for any reason.
"More Like This" Resource Suggestions
When viewing a record, the user will be offered suggestions of resources that are similar to the current resource.
Save Resources to Organized Lists
The user has the ability to save the resources from both the search results page and from the record view page to their own customizable lists. The lists can be retrieved at any time and will always be there for the user. This helps to eliminate the need for desktop based citation management software that tends to be too difficult for basic users. This makes it simple for all users!
Browse for Resources
The user has the ability to browse the catalog allowing them to explore what the library has rather than only being able to see a very narrow spectrum of results.

Releases

Downloads
Visit the download page for the latest version of VuFind.
History
For a chronology of VuFind releases and features, see the change log.
Getting Started
Our documentation will help you get started with installation and upgrading from previous versions.
Help!
Need help? Have a general question? You'll find answers in several forms on the support page.
Falvey Memorial Library


VuFind is developed and maintained by Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library.

News

VuFind 2.2 Released
January 27, 2014 -

Version 2.2 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This new release adds several new features as well as further improving the stability and flexibility of the software.

Some key additions: new themes using the Bootstrap framework to add responsive design features; expanded faceting functionality, which allows users to filter data in more complex ways; incorporation of schema.org microdata to improve search engine optimization; a tag management module for administrators; and improved authentication options, including CAS support and the ability to allow users to choose from multiple authentication systems.

Additionally, several bug fixes and minor improvements have been incorporated.

The new release may be downloaded at http://vufind.org .

VuFInd 2.1 Released
August 23, 2013 -

Version 2.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This enhanced release adds several significant new features to the VuFind 2.0 package released earlier in the year.

Some key additions: flexible and configurable support for combining search results from multiple sources, inspired by Villanova University's multi-column Catalog/Summon search; a new module for indexing websites; and integration with new software and services, including Booksite enhanced content, the Polaris ILS, and the Pazpar2 open source metasearch tool.

Additionally, several bug fixes and minor improvements have been incorporated.

The new release can be downloaded at http://vufind.org .

VuFind 2.0 Released
June 21, 2013 -

Version 2.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This stable release, more than two years in the making, marks the production-readiness of the redesigned software.

In addition to the improved architecture and functionality demonstrated by earlier preview releases of 2.0, this version includes a few significant new features: the underlying Solr index has been upgraded to version 4.2.1, which offers many new features and greatly improved memory management; Google Analytics support is now available through a simple configuration setting; support for new RDA cataloging has been improved; and language auto-detection is now available for international users. Additionally, several bug fixes and minor improvements have been incorporated.

The new release can be downloaded at http://vufind.org .