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Thought of the Week:- "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
Emilda:- http://www.emilda.org/ Open Source (354 KB). Platform Independent.

Emilda is a complete Integrated Library System that features amongst others an OPAC, circulation and administration fuctions, Z39.50 capabilities and 100% MARC compatibility. MARC compatibility is achieved using Zebra in conjunction with MySQL. The software is web-enabled so one can administer it from anywhere. It has 2 search modules - Quick Search and Advanced Search. The software is simple to use and it can eb used for Issue/Return of the book as well as for database of the book. The features of the software are -

Full featured Web-OPAC, allowing comprehensive system management from virtually any computer with an Internet connection.

Template based layout allowing anyone to alter the visual appearance of Emilda.

XML based language for fast and easy portability to virtually any language.

100% MARC compatibility using the Zebra Server from Indexdata as backend server.

Extensive configuration made easy with the Emilda Configurator, allowing full customization of the system.

Requirements:- General requirement to install this software are

A web server with support for PHP

SQL database server

PHP with YAZ


MARC-compatible server accessible via Z39.50


Site of the Week:- http://www.cilip.org.uk/buyersguide/index.html

This is an invaluable reference source for library and information professionals. The Buyers' Guide is a quarterly supplement to Library and Information Update, which is the official monthly journal of CILIP: The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. This online version of Buyers' Guide may be searched by Category, Company or Product Name.

That's all for this week. See you next week.

Madhuresh Singhal