VuFind, the library portal software, has a new version. The latest version of the VuFind Open Source discovery software has just been released. The new release includes several significant enhancements:
* A new "book bag" feature has been added for shopping-cart-style bulk actions (save, email, export multiple records).
* VuFind is now driven by Apache Solr 3.5, the latest version of the powerful index engine.
* New optional search plug-ins have been added for visual timelines, Google Maps integration and Europeana searches.
* Enhanced RSS feeds allow VuFind results to be easily shared with external services such as Elsevier's SciVerse platform.
* Syndetics integration has been improved.
* VuFind's default theme now uses jQuery and Blueprint for a more dynamic, polished interface.