We welcome enquiries from college, school, commercial and
private libraries looking to deploy Open Source Library
Management Systems as a replacement for proprietary systems or
as a start up. We particularly want to hear from UK charities
who have decided to take over a public library which has been
closed by a local authority with consequential loss of
management software. We also want to hear from companies wishing
to enter the library market with their own branded library
system. We currently supply in Africa and the UK and look for
expansion there and also in India and other emerging markets.
What is cyberlibrary
CyberLibrary is an Open Source library management system that
can be run from anywhere on the internet or an intranet using
any modern web browser. The Open Source model reduces
operational costs dramatically because no expensive licences are
required - in particular from Microsoft. All the server
components run on Linux platforms as well as Windows and are
freely available on the Internet.
Any PC or tablet capable of running a modern web browser that
has permission to access your network can access Cyberlibrary.
No special installation is required on the user's device. All
management functions are accessed with login and password and
individual functions can be allowed or denied to any particular
Online public access to the catalogue
(The OPAC) is normally allowed without a user having to enter a
login and password. The Opac is highly optimised for touch
screens on tablets and smart phones with a self service option
should you wish to allow members of the library to view and
update their loan accounts.
Cyberlibrary is designed with an institution library (college,
school etc) in mind, but commercial libraries are catered for
too. Full mulit-media and free-text retrieval are standard.
If you are running out-dated library systems you are likely
paying extremely large support fees. We offer a full conversion
service from Heritage - OLib - Alice -Talis etc. So your
existing data is immediately available online in Cyberlibrary
and your support fees dramitically reduced.
The Open Source Model
The Open Source movement allows application developers to build
robust systems using well tried and tested components that are
freely available on the Internet. Before Open Source became
widespread developers were faced with huge licence fees for such
components, with the cost being met eventually by the end user.
The most obvious example of a system component is the web
browser. All browsers are freely avaiable for download. The Open
source model also lets end users, with sufficient skill, tailor
systems to their individual needs without the expense of
developing from scratch.
Integration with WorldCat Web
We are registered developers with WorldCat. Create your library
quickly with our integrated Worldcat App. Scan all your isbn's
with a barcode reader and our Worldcat App will fully populate
your bibliographic database in Cyberlibrary