Tuesday, January 29, 2013

VuFind News

News from VuFind.
The latest version of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This will be the final release in the 1.x series, with a 2.0 release planned for later in the year.

The new release includes several significant enhancements:
  • Support for hierarchical collections of records, allowing better integration of archival materials and digital repositories.
  • Built-in support for running without an Integrated Library System, making VuFind more convenient for non-library uses and offering smarter behavior during temporary ILS outages.
  • The ability to provide custom recommendations to the user when no search results are found.
  • An improved and expanded mobile interface.
  • New index fields allowing VuFind to be used as an article index.
  • Optional Clickatell support for text messaging.
  • Several new interface translations: Basque, Catalan, Czech and Russian.
Additionally, several bug fixes and minor improvements have been incorporated.