Evaluating OSILS Products for Indian College Libraries


  • SDM Institute for Management Development, Mysore
  • Department of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore




Open Source Integrated Library Systems, OSILS, Performance Analysis, Evaluation of OSILS Products


The paper presents the requirements of Indian college libraries in ILS products in general and Open Source Integrated Library Systems (OSILS) in particular. The requirements are analyzed for the housekeeping modules and viability indicators (Technical and Software Service Support requirements) by direct questioning. The performance of the 9 OSILS Products: ABCD, Emilda, Evergreen, Koha, NewGenLib, OPALS, OpenBiblio, PMBILS and PhpMyLibrary is evaluated against the listed requirements.


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How to Cite

Sunil, M. V., & Harinarayana, N. S. (2011). Evaluating OSILS Products for Indian College Libraries. Journal of Information and Knowledge, 48(5), 471–490. https://doi.org/10.17821/srels/2011/v48i5/43949



Received 2013-12-27
Accepted 2013-12-27
Published 2011-09-10

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