VUBIS library system

Publication date 24.01.2012

A smart library system co-developed at the VUB

Vubis is a complete portfolio of library software products: V-smart, V-link, V-insight and Iguana.

The core product V-smart is an integrated web-based library system with modules for ordering, cataloguing, searching and lending. V-link is a generator of context-sensitive links. V-insight is a browser-based portal for statistical analysis and Iguana a web portal and discovery tool.

Vubis was originally developed at the VUB more than 40 years ago and in 1978, the system became operational in the university’s library.

From 1987 onwards, Vubis was licensed to a commercial firm. The current commercial partner is Infor Library and Information Solutions. Infor and VUB are co-owner and develop together the Vubis product portfolio.

Vubis software is used in hundreds of libraries worldwide: in Europe, North America, Australia and Africa. Customers include the Amsterdam Public Library in the Netherlands, the University of Nairobi in Kenya, the Swiss Library for the Blind and the Vatican Library.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel – University Library
Central Library

Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels
Medical Library
Laarbeeklaan 103
1050 Brussels

Head Information and Library Technology:
Stefaan Renard

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