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Briefing papers and Webinars on key issues

  1. Library management system to library services platform. Resource management for libraries: a new perspective
  2. Rethinking the library services platform
  3. The new role of the library in teaching and learning outcomes
  4. The student consumer and the rise of e-textbook platforms
  5. The rise of library centric reading list systems
  6. Aggregate and amplify – enhancing the value and use of theses and dissertations
  7. Open library systems – a new perspective
  8. New approaches to resource sharing

Library Systems


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Key Features

  • A fully-hosted subscription model includes
  • Web 2.0 social networking
  • Enhanced authority subject searching
  • Complimentary integration with 360 Search search subscription
  • Two additional local data sets/local collections
  • reports that highlight usage statistics such as most popular searches and top orphan queries
  • Staff administrative control panel
  • Complies with accessibility standards including ADA/Section 508
  • More than 700 libraries use the AquaBrowser discovery layer
  • Library-configurable relevancy ranking
  • Consortia support
  • Quick and easy-to-use results faceting
  • Unlimited facet categories
  • Completely configurable by the library and custom mapped to the library’s MARC data
  • Collapse/Expand facets
  • “Did you mean?” suggestions for queries with no results and misspelled terms
  • Automatic stemming and intelligent stop word handling
  • Breadcrumb trail with option to add or save facet for next search
  • Identifies found words and hit highlighting so users easily understand why a result appears
  • Enriched content from Syndetics, and book cover images from LibraryThing
  • RSS feeds
  • Rich full record display
  • Real-time availability status for catalog items
  • Google book previews
  • “Add This” widget for email, bookmarking and sharing with social networking sites
  • Syndetic enriched content
  • Powerful, configurable advanced search
  • Author and subject browse tree
  • ILS support
  • Configurable visual style to maintain a similar look and feel to its web presence
  • Users can print or email items, or export to popular bibliographic management tools
  • Internationalized user interfaces: English, Catalan, Dutch, French (France), Frisian, German, Maori, Norwegian, Russian, Samoan, Spanish, and Swedish.


Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list.

  • Birkbeck University of London - migrated to VuFind October 2012
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