VuFind is an open-source discovery interface for libraries. VuFind was initially developed at Villanova University in Pennsylvania in 2007, and is now under active development and support by a team of developers around the world, many in academic libraries.
VuFind provides users with an intuitive and productive experience using features such as:
- fast, relevancy-based keyword search results;
- spelling corrections and did-you-mean suggestions of alternate terms;
- links to related resources;
- faceted browsing to easily narrow down results; and
- tools for saving and sharing searches and records.
Some of the notable institutions using VuFind include:
- National Library of Ireland
- London School of Economics
- Discover Yale Digital Commons
- York University
- Catholic Research Resources Alliance
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Also try out the VuFind demo at http://vufind.org/demo/ or these VuFind-based discovery interfaces developed by Andornot:
- Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Library Catalogue
- Alberta Energy Regulator Library
- Thunder Bay and Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit Libraries
- Revscat: the Revs Institute Library Catalogue
- Northern Health Authority Library Catalogue
"Thanks very much for all of your hard work on this project. It is very much appreciated by us and will be by our clients." Amy Faulkner, Librarian, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
"You’ve done an exceptional job and we're all quite appreciative of your hard work and discipline to get this through in such short time frames." Shant Alajajian, Librarian, Thunder Bay District Health Unit
Read more about some of Andornot's VuFind projects in these blog posts:
The Andornot Discovery Interface is also great discovery interface for libraries, archives, museums and other collections.