Following the very latest technologies and implementing innovative solutions DataScouting provides Libraries and Information Centers, Archives and Museums with tools to empower both staff and users.


integrated library systems

Integrated Library Systems (ILS)

Integrated Library Systems

Flexible & intuitive for all users

Committed to using open source software and in line with the international trends in Libraries and Information Centers, DataScouting can help you evolve and expand your automated catalog by implementing Koha, which is the most advanced open source Integrated Library System in use today by hundreds of libraries of all sizes worldwide.

  • Fully featured, scalable library management system.
  • Comply with international library standards and protocols.
  • Full text search.
  • Enhanced catalog display that can use content from external sources.
  • Extremely customizable.
  • Web-based interfaces.
  • Based on open source and open architecture technologies.
  • Support for industry standards and guidelines - Z39.50, SRU, and SIP2.
  • Support all operating systems (Linux, Windows, Macintosh).
  • All interfaces are based on WWW technologies-XHTML, CSS and Javascript.
  • Various Web 2.0 facilities like tagging, comment, Social sharing and RSS feeds.
institutional repository

Institutional Repositories (IR)

Institutional Repository

Full access to all types of digital content

With a focus on open access, DataScouting offers turnkey solutions to help you set up your own Institutional Repository including grey literature (theses, phd dissertations, reports, teaching materials, etc), scientific papers and any other digitized items. DataScouting implements and customizes Institutional Repositories using the proven platforms of DSpace or EPrints, two of the most commonly used open source software in repository applications. Additionally, DataScouting helps in the organization of research data by implementing open source solutions and adhering to international open access trends.

  • Long-term preservation of digital materials.
  • Permanent URL for every deposited item. No more broken links.
  • Indexed by Google, Google Scholar and other search engines.
  • Broader dissemination and increased use.
  • Maximum access to scholarly communication and cultural heritage.
  • Statistics for views and downloads.
  • Based on open source and open architecture technologies.
  • Completely customizable to fit customer/user needs.
  • Supports international metadata formats such as Dublin Core, METS.
  • Compatible with centralized authentication mechanisms such as LDAP and Shibboleth.
  • Supports international standards for access, ingest, and export such as OAI-PMH, OAI-ORE, SWORD, WebDAV, OpenSearch, OpenURL, RSS, ATOM.
  • Recognizes several file types such as PDF, Word, JPEG, MPEG, TIFF files.
meta search engines

Collection Management Systems

Collection Management Systems

Optimize management & access to information

A definite need of librarians, archivists, museum professionals, and cultural enthusiasts is to organize their archives and manage their digital collections. DataScouting proposes the use of open source applications like OMEKA and AtoM as a turnkey solution to optimize management and access to information. Both systems support international standards, are easy to use, allow individuals and organizations to easily import collection records, and are extensible.

  • Web-based, open source application for archival description and access.
  • Support existing metadata international standards and also the creation of locally defined metadata sets.
  • Effectively and efficiently support small and medium-sized digital collection for libraries, archives, and museums.
  • User friendly interfaces that can be translated into multiple languages.
  • Focus on content and interpretation rather than programming.
  • Stands both as single institution and as a multi-repository “union list”.
  • Open source, digital publishing suite.
  • Can scale to handle large number of data.
  • Supports several types of files such as audio, video, PDFs, PowerPoint, JPGs etc.
  • Standards based metadata such as Dublin Core and OAI-PMH.
  • Data output via DCMES, XML, JSON, and RSS2, CSV.
meta search engines

Meta-search engines

Meta-search engines

Respond to search queries in milliseconds time

DataScouting can help you manage your library’s resources in a better, more effective way and have more satisfied users by implementing a meta-search engine like VuFind. A library resource portal will enable your users to search all of your library’s resources from OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) to Institutional Repositories (IR) and any other Library Collections and Resources from a basic search box. DataScouting has extensive expertise in customizing meta-search engines, integrating them with Library Integrated Systems (LIS), Institutional Repositories (IR) and Digital Collections and modifying them in order to best fit your users’ needs.

  • Search from a basic search box.
  • Search results page displays the live status of a record.
  • Suggestions of resources similar to the current resource.
  • Increase precision and recall ratios.
  • Bookmark queries/records and allow permanent access.
  • Syndicate your record data with other institutions via an OAI server.
  • Save resources from both the search results page and the record view page to your own customizable lists.
  • Live record status.
  • Faceted search.
  • Persistent URLs.
  • Open Search, OAI.
  • Apache Solr.
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