6 of the Best Free Linux Library Management Systems
A library management system (also known as an integrated
library system) is an automated resource planning system which enables
a library to operate efficiently, freeing staff from unnecessary tasks.
This type of software typically offers functionality
such as cataloging, searching, reporting, acquisitions, library
circulation and management embodied into a central system.
Open source software is a popular choice for libraries. The
ability to customise the software for a library's particular needs, the
potential for interoperation with other software, and the lack of
license restrictions makes open source software attractive.
Modern libraries need robust, scalable and flexible software
to make their collections and services attractive, especially as
digital libraries are radically transforming how information is
disseminated. This article focuses on selecting the best open source
Linux software which enables a library to catalogue, track circulation
and inventory their assets using an integrated system.
To provide an insight into the quality of software available,
we have compiled a list of 6 excellent library management systems.
Hopefully there will be something of interest for anyone who needs an
enterprise resource planning system for a library.
Now, let's explore the 6 library management systems at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a
screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an
in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant
resources and reviews.
|Library Management Systems
||Library resource portal designed and developed for
libraries by libraries
more than 1000 academic, public, and private libraries
||Consortial-quality library software
digital library creation, management, and distribution package
||Library administration web interface
automation system based on PHP and MySQL
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