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VuFind tools and search transform the Digital Library experience

Posted for Demian Katz,  Library Tech Development Specialist:

As announced on January 20th, Villanova Digital Library content is now fully searchable through the library’s VuFind software.  You can perform a search using the box at the top of the page at

In addition to helping you find documents more easily, VuFind offers several other useful features to anyone with a Villanova University login:

* You can build lists of favorites and add tags in order to more easily revisit records in the future or share them with others.
* You can post comments if you want to add notes to a record.

Even without a VU account, you can still take advantage of some new features:

* You can text or email records to friends (or to yourself, for future reference).
* Suggested MLA and APA citations are provided (although you may need to make manual adjustments for some records).

This is only the beginning of the melding of VuFind and the Digital Library.  Over the coming months, more features will be added and the experience will become even more seamless, allowing faster access to content with fewer clicks.  Stay tuned, and feel free to ask questions and offer suggestions in the meantime.  Feedback is always welcome as we work to continually improve our software.



  1. […] more information about the Digital Library’s use of VuFind, read Demian Katz’s blog on the Blue Electrode. No comments […]

  2. Comment by lcywinsk — February 12, 2011 @ 3:24 PM

    I used this feature to find images for a blog article. Thank you!

  3. Comment by Bidcactus Review — March 14, 2011 @ 11:35 AM

    This has been exactly the thing I was looking for. Astounding blog. Incredibly inspirational! The posts are so helpful and detailed. The links you have are also very useful too. Thanks a lot..

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