* Release 3.0.2 7/5/2016
VuFind is developed and maintained by Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library

VuFind alternatives

  • DSpace

  • DSpace open source software enables open sharing of content that spans organizations, continents and time.Open source Institutional Repository software.

    tags: research software-repository mit records-management
    platform: Windows Linux Online
  • Koha

  • Koha is the first free and open source software library automation package (ILS). Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base.

    tags: web-based automation library cataloging learning-management-system
    platform: Linux Self-Hosted
  • Greenstone Digital Library

  • Greenstone is a suite of software tools for building and distributing digital library collections on the Internet or CD-ROM. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Greenstone is produced by the New Zealand Digital Library Project at the University of Waikato, and has been developed and distributed in cooperation with UNESCO and the Human Info NGO in Belgium.

    tags: Portable software-repository library-management digital-library
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • OpenBiblio

  • It is an open source Integrated Library System. The software is popular with small and rural libraries worldwide due to its simplicity, extensive language support, and good documentation.

    tags: library cataloging library-management integrated-library-system
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Blacklight

  • Blacklight is a free and open source ruby-on-rails based discovery interface (a.k.a. “next-generation catalog”) especially optimized for heterogeneous collections. You can use it as a library catalog, as a front end for a digital repository, or as a single-search interface to aggregate digital content that would otherwise be siloed.

    tags: library cataloging portal school opac
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • AquaBrowser

  • A "discovery layer" that provides a fresh, modern interface for patrons of varied backgrounds to use independently. By providing a simple interface with a single search box, patrons are able to quickly find relevant results when they need them. A fully hosted, subscription-based solution, AquaBrowser 3 significantly enhances service quality with minimal impact on a library’s resources. It’s a sure ally in the library’s mission to serve its community, especially during times of increased usage and reduced funding. »

    tags: interface library opac
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online
  • Atoll Digital Library

  • Atoll Digital Library is an open source platform for building digital library collections.

    tags: digital-library search-engine
    platform: Windows Linux Online Android
  • BibLivre

  • The Free Library program (BIBLIVRE) is an application that enables digital inclusion of citizens in the information society. It is a software for cataloging and dissemination of collections of public and private libraries of all sizes. In addition, anyone can share in the system their own texts, music, pictures and movies.

    tags: books library cataloging catalogue-management literature-management
    platform: Windows
  • E-Prints

  • EPrints supports research papers, theses, teaching materials, arts and more.

    tags: research software-repository mit records-management informaction-store
    platform: Windows Linux
  • encore

  • Encore: A Discovery Services Platform from Innovative Interfaces.

    tags: library opac
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online
  • Enterprise

  • Imagine a search that isn’t deterred by misspellings or human error. Where results populate in “rooms” based on content categories or themes. Imagine a search that not only spans the physical library contents, but newswires, databases and multimedia. Where the exact thing you’re searching for is displayed side-by-side with user-generated reviews and external ratings. Imagine a search where you never get a blank screen or dead-end results. And this is just the beginning.

    tags: library opac
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online
  • Evergreen ILS

  • Evergreen is a highly-scalable software for libraries that helps library patrons find library materials, and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries.

    tags: library cataloging integrated-library-system
    platform: Linux Self-Hosted
  • Invenio

  • Invenio is a free, open-source software to run a digital library or document repository on the web.

    tags: research software-repository records-management digital-library
    platform: Linux
  • PhpMyBibli

  • PMB (PhpMyBibli) is a fully featured open source integrated library system. The project was initiated by François Lemarchand in October 2002, Director of the Public Library of Agneaux; it is now maintained by PMB Services (a French Company).

    tags: integrated-library-system library-management multi-language
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • Primo

  • Meeting user expectations for quick, easy, and effective searching and retrieval, this "discovery system" is a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles, and digital objects.

    tags: library opac
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux Online