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Main features

DB Admin / Cataloguing
Loan admin
Acquisition admin

ABCD is a Free and Open Source Software designed to support knowledge communities. The software is targeting libraries of universities and research institutes as well as smaller public libraries, documentation centra, musea and archives The main features of ABCD are:

  • Full fledged library catalogue with authority control and validations, Z39-50 based shared cataloging
  • Any database structure can be created/modified/managed
  • Predefined databases in MARC, CEPAL and LILACS format
  • Loan module for registering users and managing loans on any catalog
  • Customizable OPAC (Online Public Accessible Catalogue) a any catalog with basic and advanced search forms
  • Supporting the networked library through meta search over other ABCD databases and external ISIS-based catalogs
  • Statistics module for management statistics on any of the databases
  • Support of electronic links and full text documents
  • Serials registration, cardex and union-catalog management
  • Basic, customizable web-portal with built-in Content Management System
  • Catalogs available to the OAI, using the OAI-PMH protocol
  • Role based management with high-granularity profiles creation
  • Based on ISIS technology, using the concepts from CDS/ISIS, WinIsis and other ISIS products
  • Multilingual
  • Multi platform: available for Linux and Windows with easy installation