Open Source Software (OSS) for Management of Library and Information Services: An Overview


Author(s): Aswini Kumar Ray and D.B. Ramesh

Rapid advances in technology have significantly turned libraries nature from palm leaves to open source systems. Now adoption of new technologies has become a most essential factor for the libraries to stay active as an information provider. Today all most all day-to-day activities of the library are completed through the open source technology. These technologies include the digital library, integrated library systems, content management systems, OPAC, citation management, etc. Library professionals are now effectively using this software to provide innovative services to their valued users without having high budget. This paper describes the basic features of the most popular and leading open source software used in the library for different purposes. Here author also discuss about the advantages and limitations of open source software.

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