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OPALS™ OPen-source Automated Library System   

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Item No: F05800
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Welcome to OPALS! OPALS is a proven, open-source automated library system. Whether your library has hundreds of resources or millions, there is likely a library just like yours that has adopted OPALS. Well over 2000 libraries around the world use OPALS every day to manage library resources that hundreds of thousands of library members can access on the Web in their institutions, at home or at a local café.Explore our Website, discover OPALS’ many features, technical support and engineering framework and contact us to set up a free hosted demonstration system. Upload all of your data and in 24 to 48 hours you and your community can explore OPALS’ every nook and cranny in the familiar context of your own library data. In addition to a thorough system assessment, you will get to sample OPALS’ librarian-acclaimed technical support. We look forward to hearing from you soon.Cooperatively developedWeb-basedStandards-basedFeature richOpen sourceProfessional managementProfessional developmentProfessional supportLowest Total Cost of OwnershipThis alternative technology provides Internet access to:Information databasesLibrary collectionsDigital resources (eBooks, Video streaming)Digital archives.OPALS technology serves over 2000 libraries around the world:SchoolsAcademicPublicResearchMuseumHealth servicesBusinessFaith communitiesUnion catalogs (ex. ILL services)There is no need to install software or purchase and maintain expensive computer servers or software licenses to implement this powerful, turnkey Internet accessible system. The “total cost of ownership” is demonstrably and undeniably sustainable. We can either host and maintain OPALS on our servers or we can work with your staff to install and support it at your site. Experienced programmers and technical support staff update and maintain the program, giving this open source initiative a responsive support framework that is essential for institutions that serve the public. Perceptions 2016: An International Survey of Library Automation published by Library Technology Guides lists OPALS among the top ILS programs for system, company and customer support satisfaction. OPALS Support and Hosting:Media Flex supports OPALS in the United States. There are no license fees for OPALS and reasonably priced cooperative support & update fees and Internet hosting services provide funding for full-time outstanding technical support and computer engineering staff.Bibliofiche provides support & services for Canadian and international libraries.

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Annual cooperative support & update fee (F05801)  $500.00 / year
Annual hosting fee (F05802)  $250.00 / year
Annual Textbook Module fee (F05803)  $150.00 / year
Annual Equipment Module fee (F05804)  $100.00 / year
Setup, Configuration and Data migration Fee (non-recurring) (F05805)  $250.00 each
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