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community:survey2017

VuFind Usage Survey 2017

The following results were gathered from a survey posted in early 2017 and left open for 6 weeks. There were 37 responses.

What version of VuFind do you use?

1.x 7.69%
2.x 43.59%
3.0 10.26%
3.1 38.46%

Do you run multiple public instances of VuFind?

Yes 48.65%
No 51.35%

Which ILS Driver(s) do you use?

No ILS 21.62%
DAIA 19.05%
Koha 16.67%+
PAIA 14.29%++
Aleph 11.90%
Horizon 4.76%
HorizonXMLAPI 4.76%
KohaILSDI 4.76%
NoILS 4.76%
VoyagerRestful 4.76%
Adlib 2.38%
Allegro-C 2.38%
Horizon Restful API 2.38%
Innovative 2.38%
MultiBackend 2.38%
Symphony 2.38%

+ = one custom driver ++ = One for Alma access

What PHP version do you run VuFind with?

5.3 10.81%
5.4 13.51%
5.5 18.92%
5.6 35.14%
7.0 18.92%
7.1 2.70%

What database platform do you use?

MySQL / MariaDB 94.59%
PostgreSQL 5.41%

What install method did you use?

GitHub 48.65%
Package 45.95%
Custom 5.41%

What OS do you use to serve VuFind?

Ubuntu 51.35%
Debian/Redhat 29.73%
Centos 8.12%
Opensuse 5.40%
SLES 5.40%
Windows 2.70%

Do you use analytics or tracking in your VuFind instance?

Piwik 51.35%
Google Analytics 27.03%
No 27.03%
ELK 2.70%

Text-based Questions

A few most-mentioned from the text answers.

What made you choose VuFind over other discovery layer options?

  • Open source
  • PHP
  • Solr Backend
  • Supports desired ILS
  • Made by Librarians!

Which configurable options/modules do you find most useful?

  • Faceting
  • Tracking
  • Honestly, the rest were all over the place, which is fantastic!

Have you made any customizations to VuFind? If so, please share your most significant one.

  • Custom themes and layouts
  • Custom bento box

There were other cool ideas. A roadmap based on these ideas is forth-coming.

community/survey2017.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/22 20:39 by crhallberg