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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 VuFind, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Koha are Evergreen ILS, PhpMyBibli, Invenio and TinyCat.

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  • 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...

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  1. VuFind icon

    VuFind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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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    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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    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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    Scalable, SQL standards compliant.

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    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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  4. Invenio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Invenio is a free, open-source software to run a digital library or document repository on the web.

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    Scalable, SQL standards compliant.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    FOLIO

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Join a community of libraries and vendors building the open source library services platform of the future

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