Bokeh, Open Source Documentary Portal for Libraries
Bokeh is a Open Source Documentary Portal. It is a 4G portal that is an enriched OPAC, a CMS, a content aggregator and a digital library. With its connectors and webservices Bokeh allows libraries to offer the enhanced content patrons expects.
A modern portal
Your library accessible in mobility
A rich and playful catalog
Enriched records without effort
Bokeh automatically harvests on Internet servers associated with your data records. Book covers, CDs, CD ROMs, DVDs appear in the OPAC.
Readers consult the biography of the author from Wikipedia.fr, they visualize INA(audiovisual french national institute) interviews about contemporary authors.
They listen to extracts from audio files in your library. They watch the trailers of your DVDs.
Naturally, all this without any librarians intervention!
Your novelties and favorite items always online!
You define dynamic baskets from a query on gender, Dewey, the acquisition date, circulation statistics …
These baskets are updated in real time on your portal. Patrons can receive these updated lists by email or RSS.
An integrated CMS
A content management system made for libraries
You update your website pages directly from the integrated content management system. Users can access to novelty catalogs and entertainment program at your library.
Catalog electronic resources available online (RSS, multimedia documents, websites).
With the Digital Library module, you enrich your eBooks funds, Gallica resources, video on demand, digital heritage collection …
Don’t search anymore! Wander and find!
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
From your thesaurus and your library lending statistics Bokeh suggests to your patron links related to records.
The reader is invited to click on links to wander virtually in your fund.
He discovers that way documents he did not seek a priori but that interest him. This is called serendipity …