"A library management system (also known as an
integrated library system) is an automated resource planning system
which enables a library to operate efficiently, freeing staff from
unnecessary tasks. This type of software typically offers
functionality such as cataloging, searching, reporting,
acquisitions, library circulation and management embodied into a
"Modern libraries need robust, scalable and flexible software to
make their collections and services attractive, especially as
digital libraries are radically transforming how information is
disseminated. This article focuses on selecting the best open
source Linux software which enables a library to catalogue, track
circulation and inventory their assets using an integrated
"To provide an insight into the quality of software available,
we have compiled a list of 6 excellent library management systems.
Hopefully there will be something of interest for anyone who needs
an enterprise resource planning system for a library.