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Blacklight is described as 'free and open source ruby-on-rails based discovery interface (a.k.a. “next-generation catalog”) especially optimized for heterogeneous collections. You can use it as a library catalog, as a front end for a digital repository, or as a single-search interface to' and is an app in the education & reference category. There are six alternatives to Blacklight for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac, Windows and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Mused, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Blacklight are VuFind, Omeka, Primo and Enterprise.

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    Mused

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    54 alternatives to Mused 

    Mused enables museums and heritage sites around the world to publish professional digital exhibitions to engage with their communities. They integrate with virtual tours to create guided tour experiences for member-only benefits and enable heritage institutions to reach goals...

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMused can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Works OfflineMused can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Mused without registration.
    4.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Mused simultaneously.
    5.  PortableMused can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    6.  LightweightMused consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    Virtual tour of the Great Pyramid on the Giza Plateau
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    VuFind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    16 alternatives to VuFind 

    VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries. The goal of VuFind is to enable your users to search and browse through all of your librarys resources by replacing the traditional OPAC to include:

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    Omeka

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    62 alternatives to Omeka 

    Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its five-minute setup makes launching an online archive or exhibition as easy as launching a blog.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOmeka can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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  4. Primo

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    4 alternatives to Primo 

    Meeting user expectations for quick, easy, and effective searching and retrieval, this "discovery system" is a one-stop solution for the discovery and delivery of local and remote resources, such as books, journal articles, and digital objects.

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    Enterprise

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    4 alternatives to Enterprise 

    Imagine a search that isn’t deterred by misspellings or human error. Where results populate in “rooms” based on content categories or themes. Imagine a search that not only spans the physical library contents, but newswires, databases and multimedia.

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    AquaBrowser

    • Mac
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    • Linux
    • Online
    4 alternatives to AquaBrowser 

    A "discovery layer" that provides a fresh, modern interface for patrons of varied backgrounds to use independently. By providing a simple interface with a single search box, patrons are able to quickly find relevant results when they need them.

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