A Web 2.0 Experience For Your Users
Online public access catalogs can be clunky and difficult for users to navigate. MnPALS Plus provides a more satisfying search experience with a sleek interface, faceted searching, book covers, author biographies, and fast response time.
PALS integrates Web Scale Discovery with the library catalog using VuFind and a new display approach called “channeling.”
VuFind displays results in two columns or “channels”. One channel displays search results from the library catalog while the second displays results from the Summon web-scale discovery service using the vendor APIs.
Try MnPALS Plus
The mobile site for MnPALS Plus enhances the user experience for those using handheld devices!
- To see the mobile interface on your desktop, go to: https://mplus.mnpals.net/vufind/?ui=mobile using a regular browser.
MnPALS Plus FAQ
Other sites we have set up to use MnPALS Plus (VuFind)
The PALS office has worked with other library groups to set up instances of both our customized MnPALS Plus software as well as a more recent version of VuFind:
- UFind : ODIN of North Dakota's version of MnPALS Plus
- Bridge Consortium : Carlton College and St. Olaf College in Northfield MN
Digital Sets being loaded into MnPALS Plus
PALS now offers discovery and access for digital resource sets by loading them directly into MnPALS Plus, bypassing Aleph. Click here for more information.
For more information contact the PALS Office