Join the Cyberpunk Librarian and dive into the weird world of the Integrated Library System. Sometimes, librarians are called on to help set up libraries for small organizations, non-profits, and schools. There’s rarely a lot of money to throw at an ILS so, if you’re looking for free, open source alternatives, Dan’s got your back.
- Web Librarian Plugin on WordPress – Set up a free, easy to use ILS using WordPress!
- Web Librarian website – Get more information on the Web Librarian plugin.
- Web Librarian documentation – While the docs aren’t 100% complete, they’re still very helpful
- Example Web Librarian PAC – A simple example of a WebLibrarian PAC on the Cyberpunk Librarian website.
- OpenBiblio – A free, open source ILS with many of the features you’ll find in a proprietary ILS.
- OpenBiblio documentation -You’ll need this, but it’s not a gargantuan undertaking to get it up and running.
- OpenBiblio Add Ons – Get yourself some Z39.50.
- Classify by OCLC – Need a Dewey number? Look it up on Classify.
- MARC records – Get basic MARC records from LoC.
- MARC records from library PACs – Polaris PowerPACs can provide MARC records under the Librarian’s View. Try the link for MARC data from the PowerPAC at Maricopa County Library District, or check out an example, or try other PACs in the area.
- Amazon to MARC converter – Want to make a MARC record with a minimum of fuss, this Amazon to MARC converter can help.
- MarcEdit – If you must use MARC, use this.
- phpMyAdmin – Because writing SQL by hand is tedious.
- Koha – A FOSS ILS used by libraries large and small. Fully functional, completely awesome, and hard as nails.
- Evergreen – Another excellent, fully featured FOSS ILS used by libraries all over the world.
- About MARC – In case you really want to learn more about MARC records.
- About Z39.50 – Z39.50, the standard for bibliographic lookup and retrieval
- 7 Apps for Cataloging Your Home Library – A great article with some excellent recommendations.