Thursday, July 15, 2010

VuFind 1.0 Released

Today, VuFind 1.0 has been released.
In addition to improved stability, the new release includes several features missing from the previous release candidate:
  • Flexible support for non-MARC metadata formats
  • A mobile interface
  • Dewey Decimal support
  • Integration with Serials Solutions' Summon
  • Dynamic "recommendations modules" to complement search results with relevant tips
Here is the description of VuFind from their home page.
VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries. The goal of VuFind is to enable your users to search and browse through all of your library's resources by replacing the traditional OPAC to include:
  • Catalog Records
  • Locally Cached Journals
  • Digital Library Items
  • Institutional Repository
  • Institutional Bibliography
  • Other Library Collections and Resources
VuFind is completely modular so you can implement just the basic system, or all of the components. And since it's open source, you can modify the modules to best fit your need or you can add new modules to extend your resource offerings.

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