As Hugo says, you should definitely be able to import both DSpace records (using OAI-PMH + XSLT import) and Koha records (using MARC export/import) into VuFind and search both sets of records in a unified fashion. VuFind’s Koha driver offers some basic functionality like real-time availability status, though some more work would be necessary if you require fully-integrated holds, renewals, etc., as Koha is one of the drivers that does not yet implement all of the advanced ILS features generally supported by VuFind.


I hope this is helpful – please let us know if you  need more specifics on anything.


- Demian


From: vikram zadgaonkar []
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2014 4:15 AM
To: Hugo Agud
Subject: Re: [VuFind-General] use of Vufind



Thanks for prompt reply.

I am using koha ILS and DSPACE for institutional repository . I want to know how I can use vufind.

Vikram Zadgaonkar


On Mon, May 26, 2014 at 1:25 PM, Hugo Agud <> wrote:

Desr vikram

The quick answer is yes... you may get one point of access to ILS and Dspace, however, as UK people says evil is in the small details,

Vufind is an incredibel discovery tool it gives to our users one single point to almost all resources of the instituion, but first of all you must define what do you need from vufind, are you thinkking just in indexing and delivering, or you're also thinking in go further with ils integration.

Vufind is compliance ils integration out-of-the-box with the main ILS, but not all them are the the same level of intgration development, if you kindly send us more information about your ILS and your expectations, I will be more that happy to hep you on this.

On the other hand in this list are high skilled people that may improve my answerrs!

Thanks !


2014-05-26 9:44 GMT+02:00 vikram zadgaonkar <>:


I am new to this. I want to know, will this give common search for koha ILS & DSPACE as I am using both in my library? 

Vikram Zadgaonkar


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