Presentation Layer

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The presentation layer presents the data delivered by the search engine either to human users through the user interface or to other software applications through web services of different complexity.

Software used

Swissbib uses the open source software VuFind as user interface, which is individually skinned to meet swissbibs requirements.

Functionality covered

VuFind delivers a user interface comprising:

  • search interface with facets for different search targets
  • simple and advanced search
  • list handling
  • user account (integration of several ILS as an option)
  • export facilities
  • and more

web services

swissbib opens its index by SRU to the general public. Other services like OAI and availability are open only to members upon request.