Aleph Alternatives

    Aleph is described as 'Library & lending automation'. There are five alternatives to Aleph for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Self-Hosted solutions, LibraryThing, Online / Web-based and Mac. The best alternative is Koha, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Aleph are Evergreen ILS (Free, Open Source), Invenio (Free, Open Source), TinyCat (Free Personal) and OpenBiblio (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2020

    1. Koha is the first free and open source software library automation package (ILS). Koha’s feature set continues to evolve and expand to meet the needs of its user base.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Evergreen is a highly-scalable software for libraries that helps library patrons find library materials, and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries.

    2. Invenio is a free, open-source software to run a digital library or document repository on the web.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      • LibraryThing
      TinyCat is the ILS and online catalogue powered by LibraryThing. Targeting small libraries, it's a simple, yet powerful, system to manage your collection, patrons, and circulation. Import your existing collection, from MARC or other formats.
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    3. It is an open source Integrated Library System. The software is popular with small and rural libraries worldwide due to its simplicity, extensive language support, and good documentation.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.7.2, released in August 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website

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