Title
Some ISIS- software history and technical background on the new FOSS integrated library system ABCD Some ISIS- software history and technical background on the new FOSS integrated library system ABCD
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Social Sciences. Instructional and Educational Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
München ,
Subject
Documentation and information
Source (journal)
Liber quarterly : the journal of European Research Libraries. - München, 1998, currens
Volume/pages
19(2010) :3/4 , p. 324-335
ISSN
1435-5205
2213-056X
vabb
c:vabb:287754
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
While free and open source software is gaining momentum in library automation, it is still not a trivial event to launch a full-blown integrated library system (ILS), given today's high demands on such library systems. In this article we describe the ISIS-software origins of the newly launched ABCD-software for which there is a morethan-average interest in many parts of the libraries and information communities in the developing world. Many especially younger librarians in the West have never heard about ISIS, its relevance and its technological concepts, so we will try to shed some light on this in order for librarians to better judge the meaning of the ABCD software for international librarianship and why not perhaps even for their own purposes.
Full text (open access)
https://repository.uantwerpen.be/docman/irua/864169/311251d0.pdf
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