Koha Alternatives

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

    This page was last updated Sep 21, 2020

      • 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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      l Scalable, SQL standards compliant.
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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.
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      pablobianchi Koha is for managing traditional libraries. vuFind helps to integrate several different sources (one of which could be Koha) on a single portal.
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    1. 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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    2. Invenio is a free, open-source software to run a digital library or document repository on the web.
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      l Scalable, SQL standards compliant.
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    3. 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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      • 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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    4. 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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      • Self-Hosted
      Library & lending automation.
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