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VuFind® 8.0 Press Release


VuFind® 8.0 Released

Villanova, Pennsylvania - September 20, 2021 - Version 8.0 of the VuFind® Open Source discovery software has just been released. This major release includes significant new functionality and technical improvements.

Some key additions and changes:

- Significant enhancements to the record indexing process, including a new tool for loading data from CSV files, significant performance and functionality enhancements to XML indexing, and improved handling of creator names in MARC records.

- Improvements and updates to citation generation.

- Expanded support for user management of holds (including freezing and editing capabilities).

- Support for displaying bookplate images on record pages.

- Significant architectural improvements which will support the development of third-party plug-ins and more future-proof theme designs.

- Full compatibility with PHP 8.

- Updates to bundled tools, including Solr 8.9 and SolrMarc 3.4.

Additionally, several bug fixes, new configuration options, third-party integrations, performance enhancements and minor improvements have been incorporated.

Questions about the new release or VuFind® in general can be directed to Demian Katz, the lead developer of the project at Villanova University. The software and its documentation may be found at https://vufind.org.

Demian Katz
Villanova University
Falvey Memorial Library
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085


changelog/release-8.0.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/17 16:22 by demiankatz