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Open Source ILS

The Georgia Public Library Service has developed and is now using Evergreen, an an open source, enterprise-class Integrated Library System (ILS) “that may revolutionize the way large-scale libraries are run.”

See Librarians stake their future on open source by Michael Stutz, (December 21, 2006 )

The Evergreen catalog “has many features and innovations that are lacking in non-free systems. It does on-the-fly spellcheck and gives search suggestions and adds additional content, such as book covers, reviews, and excerpts. The Shelf Browser shows items ordered along a “virtual” shelf built out of the holdings of the entire system. Patrons can create “bookbags,” which are lists that contain a selected collection of annotated titles. Bookbags can be kept private or shared as a regular Web page or as Atom or RSS feeds.”

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