Comparison of Selected Open Source Software Library Management Systems
Name Website Online Demo OPAC, Acqusitions, Cataloging & Circulation MARC Support Platform Latest Release* Other Key Information
Koha Demo Yes Yes LAMP (Perl) 2.0.0: Released 2004-03-24 First OSS Library Management System
Emilda Demo Yes 100% MARC Compatible using Zebra LAMPP (Perl & PHP) 1.1.0: Released 2004-01-23 Customizable template based layout
PhpMyLibrary Demo Yes Strictly follows the USMARC standard for adding materials PHP & MySQL, Apache 2.0.2-1: Released 2002-10-31** Originally developed for Win32 (MS Windows)
phpmybibli Demo Yes UNIMARC Support LAMP (PHP) 1.1: Release date unknown Includes Authorities Management & Periodicals Support
OpenBiblio Demo OPAC, Cataloging & Circulation UNIMARC Support LAMP (PHP) 0.4.0: Released 2003-05-13 Includes staff administration & reporting functionality
Avanti MicroLCS No OPAC & Cataloging No Written in 100% pure Java 1.0 beta 2: Released over a year ago*** Implememtation Neutral & Platform Independent

* Latest release dates were updated on April 19, 2004.
** Although a new version has not been released in a while, the developers are working on a new version.
*** Avanti MicroLCS 1.0 Beta 3 is due out soon.