BibLibre and Elidoc are proud to announce that they have signed, on October 1st, a partnership to fit the interest of greek libraries for Open Source software.
Elidoc perfectly know the hellenic libraries need, and BibLibre is a leader in Open Source software for libraries, including Koha, Integrated Library System, and Drupal, Content Management system.
Paul Poulain, co-owner of BibLibre, is happy to sign this partneship, it’s the final point of a process that started last year, during the 20th pan-hellenistic conference in Thessaloniki. This conference proved that greek libraries are highly interested in Open Source softwares.
Robert Molho, Elidoc Managing director, is commenting this partneship: “The large and fast expansion of Open Source software is now a fact in many business area. The quality of the best tools is well recognised. Hellenistic conjuncture also point that those high performance softwares for a reduced price can be a very good deal”.
This partnership associate local experience of Elidoc and technical expertise of BibLibre, promoting Koha, a grade-A ILS. Greek libraries will be able to deploy this ILS with an efficient help and guaranty for a quick migration. The two companies also share their experience of Drupal, leader of Content Management Systems.
BibLibre is a french company integrated in 2007. It’s one of the leader in providing Open Source solutions for libraries.
Today, BibLibre help more than 70 libraries, of all size, including 7 french universities, running Koha and other Open Source softwares (Drupal, Piwik, JasperReports, Omeka,…)
Elidoc is a greek company more than 20 years old. It’s one of the leader of library automation in Greece, with more than 60 customers in Academic, governement and public libraries, and a heavy experience in cataloguing/data migration.
In the last 10 years, Elidoc extended his activity to museums, archives automation, and e-learning.
The company promotes Free/OpenSource softwares since 3 years.
Koha is the first free and open source software library automation package (ILS). Development is sponsored by libraries of varying types and sizes, volunteers, and support companies from around the world.
Full-featured ILS. In use worldwide in libraries of all sizes, Koha is a true enterprise-class ILS with comprehensive functionality including basic or advanced options. Koha includes modules for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reserves, patron management, branch relationships, and more.
Free Software / Open Source. Koha is distributed under the Free Software General Public License (GPL) version 2 or later.
Drupal is a free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.
The Drupal module “opac” (http://drupal.org/project/opac) is the glue between the ILS and Drupal. The connector for Koha already exist, others will be developed)
Paul POULAIN – Associé-gérant (33) 4 91 81 35 08
Robert MOLHO – Managing Director (30) 210 6140 838