Monday, January 30, 2012

VuFind 1.3 Released

VuFindImage by nengard via FlickrVuFind, the library portal software, has a new version.
The latest version of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released.

The new release includes several significant enhancements:
  • A new "book bag" feature has been added for shopping-cart-style bulk actions (save, email, export multiple records).
  • VuFind is now driven by Apache Solr 3.5, the latest version of the powerful index engine.
  • New optional search plug-ins have been added for visual timelines, Google Maps integration and Europeana searches.
  • Enhanced RSS feeds allow VuFind results to be easily shared with external services such as Elsevier's SciVerse platform.
  • Syndetics integration has been improved.
  • VuFind's default theme now uses jQuery and Blueprint for a more dynamic, polished interface.
Additionally, several bug fixes and minor improvements have been incorporated.

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