Top 10 Integrated library systems

May 19, 2023 | Editor: Michael Stromann

Integrated library system (ILS), also known as a library management system (LMS), is an enterprise resource planning system for a library, used to track books and other items owned, landed, and patrons who have borrowed. See also library automation software for public libraries.
LibLime Koha is the most advanced open-source web-based Integrated Library System. It offers easy-to-use circulation policies, strong patron management, intuitive navigation, and extensive permissions for staff accounts, extensive support for holds, OPAC, staff, administrative features.
Software for enterprise digital libraries. Provides web server that allows to access library in the local network via web-interface. Also includes Web-reader and OPDS-client for downloading books. Allows to protect web-server with a password.
SydneyEnterprise is Lucidea’s flagship ILS solution for librarians and knowledge managers who want to showcase the depth of their information assets and move their organization’s KM agenda forward. With SydneyEnterprise, clients enjoy both traditional and advanced ILS functionality, unified with sophisticated capabilities for next generation KM. SydneyEnterprise is built to do more, because it’s KM at its core.
Evergreen is a highly-scalable software for libraries that helps library patrons find library materials, and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials, no matter how large or complex the libraries.
GeniePlus is for special librarians who are increasingly asked to deliver more with less. GeniePlus enhances collection automation and management by integrating traditional library services with powerful knowledge management capabilities to help agile libraries overcome information discovery and delivery challenges.
OPALS is a proven, open-source automated library system. Whether your library has hundreds of resources or millions, there is likely a library just like yours that has adopted OPALS. Library members can access the library on the Web. The provider can either host and maintain OPALS on its servers or work with your staff to install and support it at your site.
Insignia Library System is a comprehensive, fully integrated library automation system. It is powerful and easy to use. Users can access any feature in the system in one mouse click. Comes with a Discovery Layer to customize your online catalog interface. The software is currently in use by many corporate institutions.
Corporate libraries require a platform to manage digital content, electronic resources, multimedia, and print materials. OpenText Library Management is a web-based, integrated library system for managing library resources, including traditional and digital collections, and automating daily library operations. It provides the tools necessary to meet the rapidly changing requirements of the digital library.
Atriuum, Web-based ILS system, that offers a long list of powerful features including: quick cataloging (built-in Z39.50 client for downloading of MARC records), patron management (renewals, reserves, watch lists, etc), flexible OPAC templates, powerful, customized reporting features, integrated federated search tool, centralized or distributed information infrastructure, cloud technology that avoids costly hosting and maintenance headaches.
Soutron’s web-based library management system engages users by providing self-service functionality, encourages collaboration and the capture of feedback and comments. It reduces the pressure on library staff and increases access to knowledge from any device including mobile smart phones and tablets. Fast cloud based and mobile friendly library management software.
Editor: Michael Stromann
Michael is an expert in IT Service Management, IT Security and software development. With his extensive experience as a software developer and active involvement in multiple ERP implementation projects, Michael brings a wealth of practical knowledge to his writings. Having previously worked at SAP, he has honed his expertise and gained a deep understanding of software development and implementation processes. Currently, as a freelance developer, Michael continues to contribute to the IT community by sharing his insights through guest articles published on several IT portals. You can contact Michael by email