Open Source Library Software
Library Manager, as you could understand from its name, is a library management program. You can
easily take control all of the books under any circumstance. This could be in a school library or in a home
library that we all have.
Library Management System
The Library Management System is designed to let you manage your book collection. You can even note
who you've lent a book to.
GPL Library Loan Management System
A library managment system intended for a small library, which provides facilities for managing all
features of a library, such as books/videos/audio/periodicals in the library, loan tracking, mail merge.
Planned features include XML support, web access,
Greenstone 3 is a complete redesign and reimplementation of the Greenstone digital library software,
which facilitates digital library creation, management, and distribution. Created and distributed by the New
Zealand Digital Library Project.
Librarian DB is a simple Web based library management system that keeps track of the books in a library.
It tracks book title, ISBN, categories, etc... It permits adding/deleting/updating/searching. It is extremely
flexible and extendible.
Integrated Library Automation and Networking Solution. Modules: Acquisitions, Cataloguing, Serials
Management, Circulation, Administration, OPAC, and Reports.
Content Management Systems
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish,
manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.
It enables features such as:
* Content Management Systems
* Collaborative authoring environments
* Peer-to-peer networking
* Picture galleries
* File uploads and downloads, etc.
Drupal is open-source software distributed under the GPL ("GNU General Public License") and is
maintained and developed by a community of thousands of users and developers.
Joomla! is an Open Source Content Management System. It is used for creating simple websites to
complex corporate applications. Joomla! is led by members of the Core Team who are responsible for the
overall Project Management. Core Team members come from different backgrounds, a diverse array of
disciplines, with varied experiences. The Core Team is also a global group with members located in many
countries throughout the globe.
Institutional Repository Software
DSpace captures data in any format – in text, video, audio, and data. It distributes it over the web. It
indexes the contents, so users can search and retrieve items. It also preserves digital work over the long
DSpace provides a way to manage research materials and publications in a professionally maintained
repository to give them greater visibility and accessibility over time.
DSpace is freely available as open source software.
EPrints Open Source Software is a platform for building repositories of research literature, scientific
data, student theses, project reports, multimedia artefacts, teaching materials, scholarly collections,
digitised records, exhibitions and performances.
It has features such as
* Archive Documents, Multimedia and Data
* Multi-Language Support
* OAI Compliant
An Institutional Repository is the best way to provide Open Access to research output.
Other OSS Resource
Open Source System for Libraries (OSS4LIB)
Its mission is to build better and free systems for use in libraries. It maintains a list of free software and
systems designed for libraries (the physical, books-on-shelves kind), and tracks news about project
updates or related issues of interest.
oss4lib started at the Yale Medical Library in early February 1999.
National Research Centre for free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS)
National Resource Centre for Free/Open Source Software (NRCFOSS) aims to contribute to the growth
of FOSS in India through Research and Development, Human Resource Development, Networking and
Entrepreneurship Development, as well as serve as the reference point for all FOSS related activities in
the country including the creation and maintenance of this national FOSS Portal.
NRCFOSS is funded by the Department of Information Technology (DIT), Ministry of Communication and
Information Technology (MCIT), Govt. of India, and is being managed jointly by the Chennai division of
the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(C-DAC) and AU-KBC Research Centre, Anna
University,Chennai.C-DAC is an Autonomous Scientific Society of the DIT, Govt. of India and AU-KBC
Research Centre is an Autonomous Research Centre of the Anna University.
Open Source Software Repository (SourceForge)
SourceForge.net is the world's largest Open Source software development web site. SourceForge.net
provides free hosting to Open Source software development projects with a centralized resource for
managing projects, issues, communications, and code.
UNESCO Free & Open Source Software Portal (Link)
A gateway to resources related to Free Software and Open Source Technology movement