The Next Generation Library Catalog: A Comparative Study of the OPACs of Koha, Evergreen, and Voyager

  • Sharon Q. Yang
  • Melissa A. Hofmann

Abstract

Open source has been the center of attention in the library world for the past several years. Koha and Evergreen are the two major open-source integrated library systems (ILSs), and they continue to grow in maturity and popularity. The question remains as to how much we have achieved in open-source development toward the next-generation catalog compared to commercial systems. Little has been written in the library literature to answer this question. This paper intends to answer this question by comparing  the next-generation features of the OPACs of two open-source ILSs (Koha and Evergreen) and one proprietary ILS (Voyager’s WebVoyage).

Published
2010-09-01
How to Cite
Yang, S. Q., & Hofmann, M. A. (2010). The Next Generation Library Catalog: A Comparative Study of the OPACs of Koha, Evergreen, and Voyager. Information Technology and Libraries, 29(3), 141-150. https://doi.org/10.6017/ital.v29i3.3139
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