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 is ideally suited to collections that are primarily bibliographic, and with a need for minimal customization. Our Andornot Discovery Interface accommodates more diverse collections and customization requirements.

  • NHA
    The Northern Health Authority library uses Inmagic DB/TextWorks and VuFind to manage and search library collections in Prince George, B.C.
  • NSBS
    The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society library uses Inmagic DB/TextWorks and VuFind to manage and search library collections.
  • AER
    The Albert Energy Regulator uses Inmagic DB/TextWorks and VuFind to manage and search library collections in Edmonton and Calgary.
  • ARLIS
    The Alaska Research Library and Information Services uses VuFind for "The Pipe Files", a catalogue of Alaska North Slope oil and gas resources.
  • OPHC
    The Simcoe Muskoka and Thunder Bay Health Unit libraries rely on Inmagic Genie and VuFind to manage and search their collections.
  • Revscat
    The Revs Institute uses Inmagic Genie and VuFind to manage and search over 80,000 automotive resources.

Key Features

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; 
  • responsive web interface that works well on tablets and phones, as well as desktop browsers; and
  • tools for saving and sharing searches and records.

Example Sites

Some of the collections Andornot has helped to make discoverable with VuFind include:

VuFind uses the Apache Solr enterprise search engine for indexing and searching. Data can be imported from MARC records, DB/TextWorks databases, XML files, and more. 

"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

Andornot can help you install and configure VuFind locally, or hosted with our managed hosting serviceContact us to discuss your needs today.