When it comes to catalog software, there is an embarrassment of riches in today's marketplace. C & P Bibliography Services can help you choose the products that are best for you.

Depending on your collection and goals, there are any number of software packages that might meet your needs for an online catalog, including Zotero (citation management software), FileMaker Pro (personal database software), and even Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet software). However, nine times out of ten, you're going to need something a little more full-featured that has been designed with cataloging in mind.

For libraries and collections that want a more traditional, MARC-based integrated library system, C & P Bibliography Services recommends (and can provide support and hosting for) Koha, the first open source integrated library system.

For libraries and collections that need a more powerful research platform, or have multiple types of objects, C & P offers Biblionarrator, a new type of catalog system/discovery layer that focuses on relationships and narrative cataloging to provide a far better user experience than is possible with traditional catalog systems.

Finally, for librarians and library students who want to learn more about library technology, C & P Bibliography Services offers DaredevILS, a free hosted Koha installation for personal use and experimentation.

Koha ILS

  • Open source
  • Full-featured
  • Affordable


  • Powerful discovery tools
  • Expressive narrative cataloging
  • Open source


  • Personal ILS for librarians
  • Powerful learning tool
  • Free
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