The Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) has upgraded "The PipeFiles", its VuFind-powered catalogue of reports, maps, analysis and other materials related to Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline projects to a newer version of VuFind.
The new catalogue is available at http://www.arlisresources.org/thepipefiles/
Previously, the catalogue was powered by the 1.x legacy VuFind line. Upgrading to the more modern 2.x takes advantage of the many features, fixes and support provided by the open-source VuFind development community.
Key features of both the original and new versions of The Pipe Files VuFind system include:
- Nightly import of MARC records exported from the main University of Alaksa ILS.
- Indexing of full text of all linked PDF reports, to increase search options and relevancy-ranked search results.
- Automatic generation of cover images of the PDFs. Covers are displayed in search results in various sizes and add visual interest to the bibliographic citations.
- Custom full record display – tabs removed and all fields arranged in a single, traditional arrangement.
The new web interface uses a VuFind theme built from the ever-popular Twitter Bootstrap responsive web framework. Almost all of Andornot's web projects use this or a similar responsive framework to provide the same level of access on devices of all sizes and shapes, from full-size desktop browsers down to tablets and phones.
Learn more about VuFind and Andornot's other VuFind projects here: http://www.andornot.com/products/search-and-discovery-tools/vufind.aspx
Contact us to discuss options for a discovery interface style of search for your catalogue or other collection, using VuFind or the Andornot Discovery Interface.