HistoryCreated in 2002 under General Public Licence (GNU-GPL). It is written in PHP
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containing OPAC, circulation, cataloging, and staff administration functionality.
The system has been translated into Spanish, by a professor of Castilian
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, and is used in the primary school system in Chile
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. In addition, Colombia
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Venezuela , officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela , is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It borders Colombia to the west, Guyana to the east, and Brazil to the south...
have expressed a interest in this program, stated Mr. Wiesterman of the Chilean government.
OperationThe catalogue format is based on MARC 21 but records may be imported from other compatible formats. Versions up to 0.6 are not completely compatible with the MARC format. OpenBiblio is designed for small libraries.
- User alerts via predesigned messages.
- Control of fines for late returns of documents.
- Statistical models for the use of the library and the material.
- Circulation. Administering users’ data, loans, returns, reservations and fines.
- Cataloguing. Control of bibliographical records and their copies.
- Administration. Configuration and management of the system.
- Reports. Retrieve and format information from the database, for example: media labels, member cards, overdue letters.