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1 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software Tigran Zargaryan eIFL FOSS coordinator – Armenia

2 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software eIFL member country libraries have long lasting experience with 2 Free/Open Source Integrated Library Systems: 1. Evergreen. Could be downloaded from the URL 2. Koha. Could be downloaded from the URL

3 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software Both are powerful systems designed mainly for the libraries with large collections (several hundred thousand items). For installation of both systems you need powerful servers, well trained systems librarians, system administrators with good knowledge in Linux, Apache, MySQL.

4 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software And what about rural libraries, school libraries? eIFL-PLIP community members are mainly representatives from small libraries. Due to technical, financial and organisational restrictions most of them cant implement Evergreen or Koha systems.

5 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software OpenBiblio is an exact solution for such libraries. eIFL-PLIP grantees can very easily install OpenBiblio system on: Windows or Linux based servers, or Windows or Linux based workstations.

6 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software OpenBiblio is a simple to use Web-based library automation system, written in PHP. The program is presented in a user-friendly interface and is designed for small libraries. OpenBiblio enables to automate the librarys circulation, cataloging and reporting functions, as well as manage the librarys administration.

7 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software Having basic knowledge in IT and computers is enough to proceed with the system installation and later - for system maintenance!!!

8 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software OpenBiblio system could be downloaded from the SourceForge site at:

9 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software OpenBiblio system could be downloaded from the SourceForge site at: Developers site (in German) is:

10 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software And you will be redirected to

11 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software And you will be redirected to

12 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software and OpenBiblio Save File window will be opened, asking to download the installer.

13 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software After unzipping the installer, you will have a folder openbiblio, and after opening the folder you will see an HTML file install_instructions.html with detailed instructions how to install the OpenBiblio system.

14 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software

15 If in your library you already have a server with preinstalled Apache, MySql, PHP modules then you can just add your OenBiblio files and folders to the desired directions, according to the instructions.

16 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software Such as most of librarians are not a savvy system administrators, most of libraries didnt have any servers… You can easily reconfigure your personal computer to the server, according to these instructions.

17 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software Download XAMPP for Windows package from the Apache Friends site, or from the SourceForge Install XAMPP and your personal computer will operate as a server.

18 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software After successful installation of XAMP and OpenBiblio packages, and typing in your browsers (FireFox, Internet Explorer, etc) search window OpenBiblio will be ready for use.

19 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software

20 In the National Library of Armenia OpenBiblio is used in the Book Exchange department, as a stand alone solution.

21 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software Book Exchange partners of the National Library of Armenia are acting as a library patrons. Collections of the Book Exchange Department are cataloged in the OpenBiblio. When the material is being shipped to another library, then that material is being circulated to that partner.

22 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software In such way Book Exchange Department is controlling how many materials to which libraries is shipped.

23 OpenBiblio: an easy-to-use free Integrated Library System software Thank you


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