Friday, March 25, 2011

VuFind

VuFind, the open-source discovery tool has released a new version.
The next significant version of VuFind has been released this morning. Here are some of the highlights of the new release:
  • Improved support for non-MARC metadata and authority records
  • New search tools: autosuggesters, snippets, keyword highlighting, alphabetical heading browse
  • Alternate jQuery-based theme (for tighter integration with non-YUI sites)- Easier and more powerful favorite list management
  • More API integration: book previews through Google Books/OpenLibrary/Hathi Trust, cover images from B&T Content CafĂ©
  • Expanded OAI-PMH and RSS output capabilities
  • Better discovery by search engines with automatic sitemap XML generation tool
  • Numerous bug fixes, plus better-commented and standardized code
For more information, and to download the new release, please visit http://vufind.org.

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