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May 26, 2020

Villanova University Virtual VuFind Summit 2020 Announced. The organizers of the Villanova VuFind Summit and the organizers of the International VuFind Summit 2021 are very happy to announce that they are preparing a Virtual VuFind Summit 2020 in a joint effort in order to have a fantastic community event in early autumn this year despite the difficult circumstances we all are experiencing right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the current restrictions in traveling and social distancing - not to mention the health risks - it is impractical to have the regular Villanova VuFind Summit in Mid-October take place in person. The International VuFind Summit 2020 in Leipzig, scheduled for September 30 until October 2, was also postponed to 2021 for the same reason. As a result, the organizers see this as a chance to bring the international VuFind community together in one event which will be held entirely online as a virtual conference. [Full Announcement].

February 4, 2019

Villanova University VuFind 5.1 press release. Version 5.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release adds several new features and fixes. [Full Announcement].

July 17, 2018

Villanova University VuFind 5.0 Released. Version 5.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This release improves the package's compatibility with recent language and operating system releases and adds several significant new features. [Full Announcement].

October 2, 2017

Villanova University VuFind 4.1 released. Version 4.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This release builds upon the recent 4.0 release with several significant new features. [Full Announcement].

April 13, 2017

Marmot Library Network. Santa Fe Public Library joins Marmot Library Network as seventh Pika discovery partner. Marmot Library Network announced that Santa Fe Public Library is now live on the Pika discovery layer. [Full Announcement].

September 26, 2016

Villanova University VuFind 3.1 Released. Version 3.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This minor release adds a significant number of new features and enhancements while maintaining compatibility with version 3.0, released earlier in the year. [Full Announcement].

April 25, 2016

Villanova University VuFind 3.0 Released. Version 3.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This major release brings VuFind up to date with important PHP and Solr developments while also adding several new features and offering a straightforward upgrade path from the 2.x series of releases. [Full Announcement].

February 9, 2016

Marmot Library Network. Arlington Public Library joins Marmot Library Network as sixth Pika discovery partner. Marmot Library Network announced that their sixth Discovery Partner, Arlington Public Library, is now live on the Pika Discovery Layer. " [Full Announcement].

September 28, 2015

Villanova University VuFind 2.5 Released. Version 2.5 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This new release adds several new features as well as further improving the stability and flexibility of the software. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2015

Villanova University VuFind 2.4 Released. March 23, 2015 - Version 2.4 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This new release adds several new features as well as further improving the stability and flexibility of the software. [Full Announcement].

August 8, 2014

Villanova University VuFind 2.3 Released. Version 2.3 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This new release adds several new features as well as further improving the stability and flexibility of the software. [Full Announcement].

January 27, 2014

Villanova University VuFind 2.2 Released. Version 2.2 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This new release adds several new features as well as further improving the stability and flexibility of the software. [Full Announcement].

August 26, 2013

Villanova University VuFind 2.1 Released. Version 2.1 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This release further improves the stability and flexibility of VuFind 2.0, adding significant new features in the process. [Full Announcement].

June 24, 2013

Villanova University VuFind 2.0 Released. Version 2.0 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This stable release, more than two years in the making, marks the production-readiness of the redesigned software. [Full Announcement].

January 30, 2013

PALS. PALS, Carleton and St. Olaf colleges team up to ignite an exciting new research experience. The Bridge Consortium of Carleton and St. Olaf colleges in Northfield, Minn. have teamed up with PALS to integrate Web Scale Discovery with VuFind using a new display approach called channeling. [Full Announcement].

January 28, 2013

Villanova University VuFind 1.4 Released. The latest version of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. This will be the final release in the 1.x series, with a 2.0 release planned for later in the year. [Full Announcement].

October 1, 2012

Villanova University VuFind 2.0beta Released. A new preview release of the next major version of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been made available. VuFind 2.0 will significantly clean up, standardize and modernize the VuFind code base while also improving ease of installation, maintenance and extensibility. The 2.0beta release is a feature-complete demonstration of the new architecture, which leverages the brand new Zend Framework 2.0 as its foundation. [Full Announcement].

December 28, 2011

PALS. PALS implements new VuFind overlay: PALS partners with Northfield’s Bridge Consortium to provide user-friendly search experience for college students. PALS is taking innovative steps to improve the student research experience at Carleton College and St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN with a new overlay for the colleges’ shared library catalog. This fall, PALS signed a contract with the Bridge Consortium to customize, host and support a VUFIND overlay for their library catalog. This new interface makes library collections more visible and attractive to today’s web users while using the consortium’s current underlying Integrated Library System from Innovative Interfaces, Inc. VUFIND provides a clean interface with faceted searching and includes social networking features such as tagging and user comments. [Full Announcement].

August 1, 2011

Villanova University VuFind 1.2 Released. Version 1.2 of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. Enhancements include expanded ILS integration, a new mobile theme based on the jQueryMobile framework, improved advanced search, and improved language support. [Full Announcement].

March 21, 2011

Villanova University VuFind 1.1 Released. The next significant version of VuFind has been released. [Full Announcement].

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