Open Source Software: Boon to Digital Libraries

Sangeeta N. Dhamdhere, Ramdas Lihitkar


ABCD – Automation of Libraries and Centers of Documentations is a relatively new Free Open Source Software available to all libraries. It caters almost all present needs of three dimensional libraries of all sizes. This software is boon to all types of libraries those are still under automation and cannot afford to purchase commercial library software. It gives excellent content management solution and Interactive library website as part of the ABCD integrated library automation suite. It has excellent indexing and retrieval features with integrated meta-search and content management system to manage online, offline digital as well as physical resources. Librarians can create their library website without knowledge of HTML programming. Many libraries in the South, esp. Latin America, and Africa are using it very effectively. This paper gives short introduction to the ABCD software and its digital library features along with illustrations.


Open Source Software, FOSS, Digital Library Software, Library Website, Content Management Software

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