Evergreen ILS Alternatives

    Evergreen ILS is described as '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' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Evergreen ILS for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Mac, Self-Hosted solutions and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Koha, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Evergreen ILS are VuFind (Free, Open Source), PhpMyBibli (Free), Invenio (Free, Open Source) and Omeka (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 28, 2021

    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
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries.


    2. PMB (PhpMyBibli) is a fully featured open source integrated library system. The project was initiated by François Lemarchand in October 2002, Director of the Public Library of Agneaux; it is now maintained by PMB Services (a French Company).
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    3. Invenio is a free, open-source software to run a digital library or document repository on the web.
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    4. 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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      • 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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    5. Greenstone is a suite of software tools for building and distributing digital library collections on the Internet or CD-ROM. It is open-source, multilingual software, issued under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      DSpace open source software enables open sharing of content that spans organizations, continents and time. Open source Institutional Repository software.
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    6. 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.

      Discontinued

      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      FOLIO is a community-based collaboration making open source technology available to all libraries.
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