Does this mean that VuFind can be configured to have no pre-indexed content, but be used for federated search of PazPar2 sites only?  Our catalog is very small, the number of databases we subscribe to is very small, and I have thought that makes us a candidate for federated search, since we don't have a commercial discovery layer.  I'd also be interested in adding indexing of websites.  But committing to an ongoing pre-indexing process of ongoing changes to the catalog has kept me from trying VuFind.

Cindy Harper
Virginia Theological Seminary

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Subject: [CODE4LIB] VuFind 2.1 Released

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VuFind 2.1 Released

Villanova, Pennsylvania - August 26, 2013 - 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.

Some key additions:

- Flexible and configurable support for combining search results from multiple sources, inspired by Villanova University's multi-column Catalog/Summon search.

- A new module for indexing websites.

- Integration with new software and services, including Booksite enhanced content, the Polaris ILS, and the Pazpar2 open source metasearch tool.

Additionally, several bug fixes and minor improvements have been incorporated.

Questions about the new release or VuFind in general can be directed to Demian Katz, the lead developer of the project at Villanova University. The software and its documentation may be found at

Demian Katz
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Villanova University
Falvey Memorial Library
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085