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  • Posted by: Daniella Snyder
  • Posted Date: October 15, 2018
  • Filed Under: Library News

Wildcats, are you ever curious to know what’s happening at the Falvey Library while you’re on fall break?

Well, while you’re away, the library is hosting its annual VuFind Summit.

Did you know that an innovative search engine used by libraries in numerous countries for browsing catalogs was developed right here at Villanova University? It’s called VuFind, and its open source coding allows for continued innovation by institutions and individuals throughout the world. The National Libraries of Australia and Finland are using VuFind for their research needs. How cool is that?

Some of the most important contributors are coming to Falvey Memorial Library this week, for VuFind Summit 2018. Registration has closed, but you can still attend the conference virtually on the Remote Participation section of the VuFind Summit webpage.

The 2015 VuFind Summit group.

VuFind Summit could not occur without speaking of Demian Katz. He is the VuFind Project Manager who has worked here at the Falvey Memorial Library since 2009. Demian brings the conference together each year and has even published scholarly articles on the topic of VuFind. Anyone who has spoken to him, or heard him lecture, can easily detect his passion for innovative technologies and how the user engages with them. His talk will focus on the innovations made since last year’s VuFind Summit, and he will participate heavily in mapping out the next year’s innovations.


Original article by William Repetto.



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