Tools to Empower Librarians
Open source software is a popular choice for libraries and
simply because recent austerity measures in many developed countries
have tightened available budgets. The ability to customise the software
for a library's particular needs, the potential for interoperation with
software, and the lack of license restrictions makes open source
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. There are very few barriers to any library
adopting an open source library system.
To provide an insight into the quality of software available,
we have compiled a list of 8 tools that help librarians embrace web
technology. The software is a fairly eclectic bunch, so hopefully there
will be something of interest for any librarian.
Now, let's explore the 8 tools at hand.
For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description
with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot, together with
links to relevant resources and reviews. For more open source software
for libraries, check out the excellent resource, FOSS4LIB.
|Tools for Librarians
||Manage interrelated parts of a library website
and time management system
Guide on the Side
||Create online, interactive tutorials
with accessibility and adaptability in mind
||Simple online interface for managing and reserving rooms
Research Gateway and Expert Finder
||Semantic researcher networking
developed for public libraries
If you are looking for a
library management system, check out our earlier article highlighting
open source library management systems.
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