Hi Bill,
I like the new site. Hope the beta goes well for you.
I've sent it around to our faculty librarians to take a look and your 'High Level Browse' subject headings are generating some interest.
Were they cataloguing data manually entered over time? Or something _like_ a scripted summary of LCSHs/call numbers into broad top-level categories?
Greg Pendlebury
Electronic Services Officer (Systems Team)
Division of Academic Information Services
University of Southern Queensland
Phone: +61 7 4631 1501
Fax: +61 7 4631 1841

From: Bill Dueber [mailto:bill@dueber.com]
Sent: Thursday, 12 February 2009 2:29 AM
To: vufind-tech@lists.sourceforge.net; vufind-general@lists.sourceforge.net
Cc: Next generation catalogs for libraries; Code for Libraries
Subject: [VuFind-General] ANN: University of Michigan Live vuFind beta!

The University of Michigan University Libraries has gone live with a beta installation of vuFind, currently branded as "Mirlyn2-Beta" to differentiate it from our existing OPAC interface, Mirlyn. You can take a look at


We've added several enhancements:

  - Spellcheck when there are no results (possible because we use  a recent Solr nightly) -- try searching on 'minnesoa'
  - Extraction of search specifications into an external file for easier tweaking
  - Integration of UMich's "High Level Browse" subject headings (seen here as the "Academic Discipline" facet)
  - Inlining of more extensive, real-time availability information in search results
  - Reworked Refworks export

Any comments or bug reports can be sent to me or, even better, via the "Tell us what you think" button in the upper-right corner.

Thanks to everyone in all the various communities that have offered help and feedback!


Bill Dueber
Library Systems Programmer
University of Michigan Library

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