Institutional Repository Softwares


DSpace is an open source digital institutional archive system developed for academic and non-profit business organizations. It is used to store, index, protect, store, and re-spread intellectual outputs in an organization. All kinds of electronic documents such as text, visual, video, data set can be uploaded to the DSpace system and can be easily accessed. The system, developed jointly by HP Laboratories and MIT Libraries, is free and has a structure that can be customized according to the needs of the organization. Click here for more information about Dspace compatible with OpenAIRE in Turkish, which is OpenAIRE compatible and click here to access the DSpace web page click here


EPrints, one of the important institutional archive systems, is free and open source software. Developed at the University of Southampton, EPrints is designed to create open archives for scientific research. Supporting all types of content, EPrints is OpenAIRE compatible. click here   to access the ePrints website.


It is an open source software that mediates creating a digital library or institutional archive on the web. Invenio Open Archive Initiatives developed by CERN carry the metadata collation protocol standards. Click here to access the Invenio website


The Fedora institutional archive system is supported by the non-profit DuraSpace. The system is an open source corporate archive system developed by Cornell University researchers for the storage, management and access of digital content. Click here to access the Fedora website click here

Content Management Tools

It is an open source content management system developed as PHP and MySQL and MVC. Its name, Joomla, comes from the word “jumla” in Swahili, meaning “all together” or “as a whole”. The first version (Joomla! 1.0.0) was released on October 17, 2005. click here  for more information


It is a free and open source content management system. Thanks to its modular structure, it can also be used as a web application framework, community portal, forum or blog engine. Drupal is written in PHP programming language. However, the installation, development and maintenance of a Drupal-based website does not usually require PHP programming skills. For more information click here       


It is a personal broadcast and content management system licensed under GPL, built on PHP and MySQL. In other words, article editing means publishing system. It is indexed very fast by Google and page openings are fast. WordPress’s history goes back to 2001. click here for more information

Library Automation Systems

Koha Library Automation System

In Koha New Zealand, it was started to be developed as open source in 1999 by Kapito Communications Company and a team of volunteers for the Horowhenua Library Trust. Koha, which means “gift” in Maori language, was first used in 2000. Koha is an active, fast developing and well-structured code-based project among open source software. Koha has received awards worldwide for innovation, excellence and non-profit software. Besides its superior features, being free and open source provides an important advantage for libraries in terms of budget.

Developed in Perl language, Koha uses the MySQL or PstgreSQL database and provides access to the database via the Apache web server. Supporting MARC and Z39.50 standards, Koha is used by more than 600 universities, research and public libraries on 6 continents.


Having a modular structure, Koha can be shaped and developed according to library services. Koha; It has modules such as roaming, member, simple and advanced search, virtual shelf creation, cataloging, authority directory, periodicals, provisioning, reporting, management and utilities. It is possible to add new modules to Koha according to library needs.

Translated to a significant amount by Turkish volunteers, Koha has been completely translated into Turkish by Süleyman Demirel University Library, and current distribution packages also contain Turkish language files.

Some Features of KOHA

  • Open source,
  • Customizable,
  • It can work on Linux, Unix, Windows and MacOS platforms,
  • Multi language support,
  • Modular structure,
  •  Support for Z39.50,
  • MARC, MARC21 and UNIMARC compatible,
  • Web-based staff and user interface,
  •   Simple and advanced search features,
  •   Web 2.0 feature,
  •   More than 600 uses on 6 continents.
  •   Suitable for small and large libraries,
  •   Unlimited number of records,
  •   Zebra indexing feature,
  •   Solr search support.
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Learning Management Systems

Open Journal Systems (OJS)
Developed by PKP ,   OJS includes all aspects of online journal publishing and mediates the management of workflow processes in journals in a virtual environment. The system mediates the management of every process from the author’s first draft article to its presentation to a reader, and then through the created Internet server. In other words, OJS offers a virtual office environment for journal publishing. In addition, it enables journal managers to be determined and to follow their own works. It helps correspondence and strengthens communication with readers. A sample OJS application can be found oDoğuş University Journal website . Click here  for more information about OJS.

Open Conference Systems (OCS)
PKP developed by PKP,, is an open source scientific conference organizing and publishing system. With OCJ, conference web page can be edited, conference announcements and announcements can be made, papers and abstracts can be accepted electronically, participants can be registered, post-conference discussions can be integrated and past conference papers can be published. click here for more information.

Open Monograph Press (OMP)
 OMP developed by PKP , is an open source software developed for the editorial workflow process of monographs. It mediates the evaluation, editing, cataloging, production and publishing of university publications

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Open Harvester Systems (OHS)

Developed by PKP, OHS is a harvester system developed by the Public Knowledge Project to index metadata to increase mass access to scientific research. It has been developed in a structure that can automatically compile searchable metadata from Open Archive Initiatives such as OHS, Open Journal Systems or Open Conference Systems . An open archive database  run by Süleyman Demirel University Library can be viewed for an example of

OHS implementation. click here for more information

Resource Discovery Tools

VuFind is an open source search engine that offers options beyond the traditional search methods done through OPAC or library catalogs. VuFind is a search portal developed by libraries for libraries. The purpose of VuFind is to make all library resources searchable and listable for users instead of traditional OPAC searches. VuFind allows searching for catalog records, digital library items, institutional archives, corporate bibliographies, and other library collections and resources. click here for more information

Blogs and Wikis


It is an open-to-use wiki software protected by the GNU license. It is written in PHP and uses the MySQL or PostgreSQL relational database management system. PHP 5 support is required as of version 1.7 of MediaWiki. At first, MediaWiki was developed for Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia. It has become the most widely used wiki software over time. Today, it is used in all projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, all sites hosted on Wikia, and many other large wikis. On the other hand, it is also used by companies for content management. click here for more information

Movable Type
It is a webblog publishing system developed by Six Apart. It was first announced on September 3, 2001. It was re-licensed under the GNU license on December 12, 2007. click here for more information

Reference and Education Tools

Bibus is a bibliography and reference management software. It provides searching, editing and sorting bibliographic records like other toolsclick here for more information


Jumper is a bookmarking system designed for organizations. It provides a web-based platform infrastructure for labeling and linking data objects. click here for more information

Aigaion is a web-based reference management software. Its structure is in the form of bibliography and it uses publication management focused on the subject tree. It is built on the Aigaion BibTeX format. click here for more information

JabRef provides a user interface for editing reference list fields in BibText here for more information


Mendeley is a system designed to discover research data and share it online. click here for more information

Refbase is a web-based system developed for the management of citations in different formats. click here for more information.

RefDB is a database management tool that mediates sharing documents in SGML, XML and LaTeX / BibTeX formats over the network. click here for more information.

I, Librarian
“I, Librarian” is a PDF manager for creating collections by adding descriptive notes to PDF articles for individual or small groups. Through this system, users can create virtual libraries that share workload in literature mining. “I, Librarian” provides smart and fast search in reference data and PDF files. click here for more information.

Zotero is an open source program that can be used as a substitute for programs such as RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite. It allows you to create a personal database by saving the resources you find when you do a search in the databases (there may also be Google or Yahoo etc.). Additions and subtractions can be made on the created identities.  click here for more information