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Laura Larsell's insightful article titled 'Why browsing is so important to Content Discovery' is a must read for any librarian who is considering the implementation of a Discovery Layer. The article discusses the demise Browsing in favor of Search in the 'Information Age' and the author's aspirations to bring back browsing. Laura does not have to look any further than VuFind. The VuFind Discovery Layer offers functional Search and Browse capabilities.
The VuFind Discovery Layer incorporates powerful search function and is particularly great for browsing. In addition to the "More Like This" resource suggestions and faceted results search system; VuFind empowers the user with the ability to browse a catalog allowing them to explore the library holdings.
VuFind offers a useful browsing tool whereby the user is able to build a browse list of results based on their interests.
Another useful browse feature provided by VuFind is the ability to list any numbers of stored persistent search links (Canned Searches). Libraries can set-up links to view all the DVD movies or music CD’s, etc in a collection.
Discover the capabilities of VuFind.