Since I often read and enjoy Jonathan Rochkind’s blog, where he goes into great detail about the complexities of life as a library programmer, I was pleased when he asked me to write a bit about some of the new features in VuFind 1.1. That post will be coming up shortly. In the meantime, thank you, Jonathan, for prompting the creation of this blog. I hope this will become a useful resource for keeping up with the latest developments from Villanova’s library technology team and that the information here will be interesting and informative whether or not you use our software. Stay tuned for periodic posts about how we have approached various problems during the course of our work on VuFind, the forthcoming VuDL digital library package, and other library-related technologies.