Wer nutzt diese Software?
Most OPALS users are school libraries. Regional educational library systems use OPALS technology to manage their union ILL services. College, public & special libraries also use the system.
Durchschnittliche Bewertung5 Bewertungen
- Gesamt 5 / 5
- Benutzerfreundlichkeit 5 / 5
- Kundenservice 5 / 5
- Funktionen 5 / 5
- Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis 5 / 5
- Kostenlose Version Ja
- Kostenlose Testversion Ja
Cloud, SaaS, Web
Support während der Geschäftszeiten
Angaben zum Hersteller
- Gegründet 1985
- New York
-OPAC, Cataloging, Circulation, Database authentication, eBook management, Asset & Textbook management... OPALS Open-source Automated Library System is feature-rich, cooperatively developed, Web-based, open source, providing access to information databases, library & digital collections.... Over 2700 school, academic, church, public, business and cooperative regional union catalog collections use OPALS. OPALS open is supported by highly-acclaimed full-time programmers & technicians.
- Barcode / RFID
- Juristische Bibliotheken
- Private Bibliotheken
- Vorratsregale verwalten
- Öffentliche Bibliotheken
Die hilfreichsten Reviews für OPALS
Bewertet am 30.11.2017
Great, responsive provider
Vorteile: This software is easy to use and keeps current with industry trends. This ILS system has proven extremely valuable in providing our area schools with a state-of-the-art catalog which integrates books and other information resources. The ILL features were improved a couple of years ago to show availability and great ease of requests! Our librarians were thrilled with the simplicity. Librarians have the ability to customize their library page to support research and school activities. Easy marc record addition, copy cataloging available for those who are short on time. Wonderful work by a company committed to Open Source community improvement!
Nachteile: For remote hosting, consider your connectivity bandwidth capacity. Consult with your internet provider to insure adequate bandwidth is available...based upon the number of users, computers, libraries, etc. Consolidation of duplicate marc records in a union catalog is one area which needs attention. This is only an issue with an extremely popular title where there are many different marc records -- and, that is really a cataloging issue, rather than a software issue.
Bewertet am 12.12.2011
OPALS library automation
Kommentare: My overall recommendation is that OPALS is a great alternative to what is presently on the market. It does what it is expected to for a good price. It weaves in a lot of functionality that is important for consortia like a union catalog as well as a host of options for ILL and importing records. Harry is very easy to work with and works very hard to respond to our needs and concerns.
Vorteile: OPALS is an inexpensive, customizable library automation solution for our schools providing many features that other vendors offer at considerable cost. We have been working with this vendor in this region for four years with very good results. Our librarians are happy with the product and Harry Chan and his team at MediaFlex provide responsive and highly competent support.
Nachteile: We have been promised a subscription database program for the past couple of years that would allow us to put our vendors into the OPALS system and make the work of maintaining that information much easier. We have had to wait for that development which is frustrating. It is only until all users seem to have a need for something that the features wanted are added.