Library Automation Systems

and Vendors on the WWW

  Library Systems / Software

    See Also Vendors below.

  • Acumen & Scope e-Library (formerly F.I.L.M.S) is a comprehensive library management system that scales easily from small educational libraries to very large public libraries. Available from Functional Solutions (Vendor) it is WEB based Library Automation software – z39.50 compliant, RFID enabled.
  • ALEPH  Integrated Library System produced by  Ex Libris Ltd. ALEPH is Flexible  No matter the size or specialty of your library, ALEPH can be tailored to meet your unique needs.
  • ALICE  Library Automation Software - known as ALICE in Europe and Australia, ANNIE in America, EMBLA in Iceland, OASIS elsewhere.  Particularly strong in School libraries but have other markets.   Vendor is Softlink (Australia)
  • Amicus Client server Library Automation System (marketed by Elias) developed according to the specifications of the Canadian National Library. It was designed to become a modern replacement product for their DOBIS system.
  • Amlib Library Automation Systems from InfoVision Technology Limited is a windows library management system for public, academic, or special libraries.
  • ANNIE  Library Automation Software - see the Vendor -  Softlink . This is the American name of the product.
  • Athena system. - fully integrated Windows-based system by  Sagebrush Technologies
  • Aurora Library systems from Aurora Information Technology. (Vendor) Has dynamic range of products designed to control the digital and hybrid libraries required by the Information Age. Aurora Systems are designed to provide the maximum flexibility to libraries through application of prevailing standards, and the use of rapid development techniques to ensure appropriate solutions.
  • BlissLib Automated Library System is suitable for small corporate, school, or personal collections of just about any type of material.
  • Bookmark - School Library automation system. BOOK MARK is used by over 1,200 schools in Australia and is also used in schools and institutions in Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, Brazil, Latvia, The Ukraine, Vanuatu, Malaysia, and the Marshall Islands.
  • BuCAT - A library software system developed by TKM in Manitoba for installation on VAX computers.
  • CARL.Solution from TLC Carl is a library automation and management system for large libraries and consortia. Also known in past as Knight-Ridder's CARL.
  • Concourse is a fully integrated Library System available for Windows 95/98/NT/2000. available from Book Systems Inc. (Vendor)
  • Data*Library - Designed for small to medium sized public and special libraries, Data*Library is a fully integrated Library Management System offering full bibliographic control, circulation, OPAC and more.(Vendor is Altarama)
  • Data Trek: Library automation and electronic information management. (See EOS International)
  • DOBIS/LIBIS (see also the vendor Elias)
  • Dynix - Owned by Ameritech Library Systems, established in USA, Australia and Europe. Client Server. Includes the Dynix, Horizon,NOTIS and Scholar products.
  • HORIZON - see Dynix
  • InSite Software: On-line catalogs for school libraries.
  • Kelowna Software: Specialists in automation systems for school libraries.
  • Knight-Ridder's CARL: Information and services regarding Knight-Ridder's CARL. See above under CARL
  • LIBERO - Library Management System from Insight Informatics.
  • LIBERTAS is a comprehensive library management system providing aquality and cost-effective solution to all major housekeeping functions.
  • Librarysoft Library Automation System by New Generation Technologies Inc.-Easily manage a billion items with complete networkable cross-platform capability.
  • Library.Solution - from TLC Carl is Windows NT based that is totally scalable for libraries of all sizes.
  • LibriVision (marketed by Elias)
  • MAELISA is is an integrated Library system based on a 32-bit client/server architecture that runs on Windows operating system. It is a user-friendly software package for academic, special, medical and research libraries and information centers. Marketed by Library Associates Inc.(Korea), is an affiliate of Kyung IL Technology, Inc. with Korean and Philippine based clients.
  • Master library Sytems by Book Systems, Inc
  • MC2 Systems: Library automation software for DOS Computers - very cost effective.
  • Microfusion -Microfusion Information Management System software. Used by school libraries,information resource centres and Special Libraries.
  • OASIS  Library Automation Software - see   Vendor -  Softlink (Australia)
  • OCLC - A major library support organisation specialising in cataloguing
  • OLIB7  Library Management System - Q-Ray is OLIB7 distributor in The Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Ovid - Offering the library sector Z39.50 client/server support with Web interfacing
    • Powerful Web interface lets every computing platform search Ovid and other Z39.50 databases.
  •   PC Card Catalog  a library automation product for Windows 95/98/NT.  PC Card Catalog is a Windows 95/98/NT system designed for the smaller library (<25,000 items). Includes catalog lookup; printing labels, lists and catalog cards; Circulation and OPAC modules. DIAKON Systems (Vendor)
  • ResourceMate(r) 2.0 is Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP Resource Library Software designed for Church Libraries, Clergy, Synagogue Libraries, Professionals, Corporations and Private Schools. It features full cataloging, searching and circulating beginning at $149.99 through to $299.99.
  • Spydus - Automated Library System from Civica Pty Limited (Vendor)is in its third generation. Spydus is a functionally rich, web-centric application built around open systems concepts.
  • Stacks - fully integrated library automation system from Hardcover Software and ImagiNET Resources Corp. (Vendor)
  • TKM - Total Knowledge Management Library systems.
  • URICA Sites
  • URSA-Universal Resource Sharing Application - offered by CPS Systems, Inc (Vendor) is a  solution for Inter Library Loans ( ILL) - Demo is available.
    • Internet and network savvy solution designed to take advantage of library investments in network access and Web sites Multi-vendor in nature:
    • Does not require libraries to use a common automation vendor in order to do automated resource sharing.
  • Voyager Library management system Client/server automation systems from Endeavor Information Systems: (Vendor)
  • VTLS: An overview of the Virginia Tech Library system's services.
  • VUBIS - Library system developed by the Free University of Brussels based on M-technology

 

Vendors

  • ALS - (British Vendor) A British libray automation company with offices in Germany, France, the Netherlands and Portugal
  • Altarama - (Australian Vendor and Distributor.) Altarama Systems & Services focuses on the development, supply, and support of software, products and services that improve information management in libraries, with a special focus on the needs of reference librarians.
    Solutions include:-
    • RefTracker – a request management system specifically designed for the needs of libraries, especially the reference desk
    • Library Specific Hardware that has been tested to work in the library environment.
    • Services to complement these library systems and products, and general project and business management consulting.
  • Auto-Graphics: (Vendor) Library and publishing services offered by Auto-Graphics.
    • Impact/SLiMS - "The Impact Small Library Management System is a fully integrated, easy-to-use, and inexpensive way for smaller libraries to automate key operations. Impact/SLiMS is specifically designed for libraries with less than 250,000 titles, including users of IMPACT CD-ROM public access catalog system."
  • Best-Seller Inc.(Vendor)  Best-Seller Library Automation System  -  Ideal for public, special and academic libraries with mature and complex needs
  • BLCMP - (UK Vendor) A major UK supplier of library systems to academic and public libraries
    • Talis, -is BLCMP's flagship product, a Unix library management system. Talis is built on the earlier success of the BLCMP Library System (BLS) and its close integration with the unique BLCMP Database which now has over 15 million MARC records available online.
    • Talis Web graphical interface for putting catalogue on the World Wide Web with some example Catalogues on the WWW
    • Customer list with links to web catalogues
  • Book Systems Inc. (Vendor) - Concourse is a fully integrated Library System available for Windows 95/98/NT/2000.
  • Brodart: (Vendor) Automation systems, custom library furniture and other library related supplies. Amlib Library Automation System is .a windows library management system for public, academic, or special libraries.
  • Contec Data Systems: (NZ Vendor) A library systems software company. C2 and C3 Library Systems Client Server. C2 Library Automation and Information Management Software
  • Data Research Associates: (Vendor) Client/server automation systems for libraries.
  • DIAKON Systems (Vendor) provides a library automation product for Windows 95/98/NT called "PC Card Catalog." PC Card Catalog is a Windows 95/98/NT system designed for the smaller library (<25,000 items). Includes catalog lookup; printing labels, lists and catalog cards; Circulation and OPAC modules.
  • Elias (Vendor)
    • LibriVision
    • AMICUS system - Unixed based client server library system now marketed by Elias developed according to the specifications of the Canadian National Library. It was designed to become a modern replacement product for their DOBIS system.
    • DOBIS/LIBIS
  • Endeavor Information Systems: (Vendor) Client/server automation systems.Voyager Library management system
  • EOS International - (Vendor) Library automation and electronic information management (Data Trek)
  • Ex Libris USA (vendor)  ALEPH   Integrated Library System
  • Follett Software Company - L ibrary Automation Solutions - (Vendor) Very strong in School Libraries
    • This is part of the long established Follett Corporation  which offers a large number of  comprehensive services   to Libraries
  • Fretwell Downing -(UK Vendor) A British company which supplies the OLIB system based on Oracle 7
  • Gaylord Information Systems -(Vendor) Producer of the Polaris library system for WindowsNT, the GALAXY library system for VMS, and related automation services for libraries.
    • Gaylord Bros: Manufacturer and distributor of library supplies, equipment, furniture, shelving, security systems.
  • Geac - (Vendor) Recent products include ADVANCE and PLUS backed by a number of related developments and support activites in various parts of the world
  • InfoVision Technology - (Australian Vendor) specialises in providing leading edge library management and document management solutions for a wide range of organisations based on client server technology. These systems include:
    • Amlib Library Management System
    • AUS Info Total Information System
    • Data*Library Library Management
    • ZGateway Web Based Z39.50 Client
    • Kinetica Upload
    Products that were previously handled by Altarama Systems Pty Ltd, are now available from, and fully supported by InfoVision Technology. For information about Data*Library, ZGateway and Kinetica upload see the InfoVision web site.
  • Inmagic Inc. (Vendor) Provides flexible, easy-to-use library automation and information management software and services to special librarians and information managers.
  • Innovative Interfaces: (Vendor) Software and hardware for automating all types of libraries. Client server
  • Insight Informatics Australian Library Management System (Vendor) offering LIBERO
  • Jaywil Software Development Inc. are developers of ResourceMate(r) 2.0 which is Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT/ME/XP Resource Library Software designed for Church Libraries, Clergy, Synagogue Libraries, Professionals, Corporations and Private Schools.
  • Library Associates Inc.(Korea), is an affiliate of Kyung IL Technology, Inc. They market the MAELISA integrated Library system which is based on a 32-bit client/server architecture that runs on Windows operating system. It is a user-friendly software package for academic, special, medical and research libraries and information centers. Korean and Philippine based clients.
  • Lex Systems: (Vendor) Offering "Lexifile" automation software which is billed as simple and easy to learn.
  • PICA - (Vendor)  A non-profit organisation providing systems and services for the majority of Dutch academic and public libraries and for a number of library networks in Germany
  • Q-Ray  (Vendor) is a Dutch company which supplies the Library Management System OLIB7  based on Oracle. Q-Ray is OLIB7 distributor in The Netherlands and Belgium.
  • Sagebrush Technologies (Vendor) Athena system. - fully integrated Windows-based system
  • Sanderson - (Vensor) of Automated Library System from Sanderson Spydus .
  • SIRS -  (Vendor) Producers of the Mandarin Library Automation System
  • SIRSI -(Vendor) A US company with offices in the UK marketing the Unicorn client-server library system as well as WebCat and VIZION tools to access the Internet
    • Unicorn sites
    • SIRSI: Information management systems for libraries and businesses.
    • WebCat makes any Z39.50 database and associated services accessible on the World Wide Web
      through standard Web browsers like Netscape.
    • Library Products
  • SLS - (Vendor) Producer of LIBERTAS, a comprehensive library management system serving 100 libraries throughout Europe
  • Softlink   - (Vendor)  Library Automation Software - known as ALICE in Europe and Australia, ANNIE in America, EMBLA in Iceland, OASIS elsewhere.  Particularly strong in School libraries but have other markets.
  • Stowe Book Plus - (Vendor)  From Stowe Australia. Australian Library package sold internationally. Now owned by Geac
  • TLC Carl - The Library Corporation
  • VTLS Inc. - produce solutions for managing library collections and creating digital libraries. Customers include academic, public, corporate, and special libraries and museums in the United States, Canada and over 30 other countries
  • Winnebago Software Company  (Vendor) Winnebago Spectrum® , the cross-platform, Internet ready, client server library automation system for Windows and Macintosh.

Other Vendors

  • Tech Logic - Automated Chek in and Check Out Solutions - Tech Logic book return systems delicately moves books from the drop-off slot to bins that automatically adjust the level of books so no one needs to ever bend down again. Better yet, a system can be installed that automatically sorts books and places them on carts ready to be brought to the shelves, with no human sorting required!
  • MARC LINK: QUALITY CONVERSION SERVICES - high-quality retrospective conversion services
  • CPS Systems, Inc (Vendor) offer a solution for Inter Library Loans ( ILL)  
    • called URSA-Universal Resource Sharing Application - Demo is available.
      • Internet and network savvy solution designed to take advantage of library investments in network access and Web sites Multi-vendor in nature:
      • Does not require libraries to use a common automation vendor in order to do automated resource sharing.

       

  • Copernic.com - Great searching software. Their business solutions that interest libraries the most. are: Copernic Aggregator, Copernic Summarizer Server, Copernic 2001 Server and Copernic Indexer. For example the Copernic Aggregator is a powerful enterprise data aggregation platform that creates a single access point to the right information using internal and external information sources and databases. Their products would be of interest to most knowledge workers.

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