Library Systems

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Integrated Library Systems (ILS) are the systems that support library functions like cataloging, circulation, the OPAC or catalog, and management of acquisitions. Find a description of what an ILS is at the Wikipedia entry for "Integrated Library System".

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Success Stories

Tell us about your successes with your ILS, ILS migration, etc.

Tips for selecting an ILS

Tips for writing a Request For Proposal (RFP) for an ILS at the Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative (opens as a PDF)

ILS Options

Open source

Koha

Evergreen

Vendors who offer support for open source products:

Proprietary

Companies that offer library system products in the U.S.:

Auto-Graphics, Inc.

Biblionix

Book Systems, Inc.

COMPanion

Cyber Tools for Libraries

EOS

Ex Libris

Follett Software Company

Innovative Interfaces

Library World

Mandarin Library Automation

Polaris Library Systems

SirsiDynix

The Library Corporation

Legacy

View a history of library automation at the Library Technology Guides website. See which systems have been bought out or retired.

Blogs/Websites to watch

Specific Blogs Posts/Articles to Check Out

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