VuFind – Library search engine and portal software

VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed by Villanova University library. It is designed to enable all library users to search and browse through all of the library’s resources by replacing the traditional OPAC. VuFind logo

VuFind operates with a simple Google-like interface, offering keyword searching, faceted searching, suggested resources, personal organisation (eg favourites tagging or commenting features), and offers versions in several languages including French, Chinese and Hebrew.

On July 26th 2012 Mark Hughes, Head of Collections at Swansea University Library, and Luke O’Sullivan, Library Systems Developer at Swansea University, delivered a webinar for EIFL FOSS introducing VuFind and describing which of its functions they had implemented in their library, how they had used it to create a multiple library single-search function, and how they are actively contributing to its development as they explore other features and develop functionalities.

You can access the recording of the session here

You can download Mark and Luke’s presentation presentation here [PDF]

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One Response to VuFind – Library search engine and portal software

  1. Jil Fairclough says:

    You can see another example of VuFind in action with SABRE
    http://sabre.sussex.ac.uk/ which we used to search two university catalogues in Brighton.

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