20 July 2007

VuFind - a new view of your library catalogue

Open source viewer for library catalogues and other resources such as digital library items, institutional repositories and locally cached journals is currently at beta stage of development. At present it works only with Voyager, but the developers are looking for people interested in creating drivers for their favourite :-) ILS. Features include:

  • Cite this - APA and MLA options to copy and paste
  • Tagging
  • Email this
  • Add to list
  • Similar items
  • Comments
  • Reviews
  • Works with course reserves

A demo is available if you want to try it out. I found a couple of bugs in the demo when trying to "manage resources" and "create a new list". But it is a nice clean looking interface.

And it is also live at Villanova University.

Link to VuFind: Home