VuFind® is an open source discovery layer that enables library users to find all of your library’s collections, including catalog records, journals, digital items, and more. Search results are retrieved quickly, often in a fraction of the time of an OPAC search. VuFind® is customizable—the interface can be configured to best meet your users’ needs.
Equinox provides everything you need to effectively use VuFind® at your library: hosting, training, ongoing support, and software development. Talk to us to see if VuFind® is right for your library.
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Why choose VuFind®?
VuFind® lets you index your library's collections regardless of metadata format, giving your patrons unified access to ILS record, subscription electronic resources, and archival resources.
VuFind® also offers on-the-fly searching of databases, includes ones available via OCLC and EBSCO.
VuFind® also connects with electronic content, including OverDrive!
VuFind® offers multilingual search and display of records, including display of non-Western characters and diacritics. VuFind® is also translatable and offers over two dozen translations out of the box.
VuFind® can index your MARC and XML metadata and harvest content via OAI-PMH.
VuFind® can connect to Evergreen and Koha out of the box, indexing ILS records and enabling patrons to access their accounts from VuFind®.
As experts in both Evergreen and Koha, Equinox can ensure a smooth connection and enhance the connectors to meet your needs.
VuFind® is open source, so there’s never a licensing fee or a charge to use the software. The code is open and distributed under the General Public License (GPL) version 2.
You have the option to use VuFind® and the vendor of your choice — or no vendor at all! Because you don’t need a license to use VuFind®, you can install and host it yourself or contract with any vendor for the services you need.
VuFind® can index a lot more than just MARC records from your ILS.
Do you want to index finding aids from your archives? VuFind® can do that!
Do you want to index your website? VuFind® can do that!
Do you want to index custom data sources? VuFind® can do that, and Equinox can help!
VuFind® is backed not only by Equinox, but by a global community of librarians and developers.
Our professional training team would be happy to provide general or custom training on VuFind®. For more information about our training services, please consult our services page or contact us for a quote.