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FOLIO Alternatives

FOLIO is described as 'Join a community of libraries and vendors building the open source library services platform of the future' and is an app. There are nine alternatives to FOLIO 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 FOLIO are Evergreen ILS, PhpMyBibli, TinyCat and Omeka.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Self-Hosted

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  1. Koha icon

    Koha

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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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    Evergreen ILS

    • 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.

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    Searching the catalog.


  3. PhpMyBibli icon

    PhpMyBibli

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    TinyCat

    • 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.

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    TinyCat administration screen
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    Omeka

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    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.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsOmeka can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Lumibib Libo

    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    This SaaS application allows you to manage events, reservations and guide users through the library's collections.

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    Professional interface
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    BiblioteQ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    BiblioteQ strives to be a professional cataloging and library management suite. The SRU and Z39.50 protocols are used for retrieving data for books, journals, and magazines.

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    OpenBiblio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    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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    BibLivre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    It is an application that enables digital inclusion of citizens in the information society. It is a software for cataloging and dissemination of collections of public and private libraries of all sizes.

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