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ABEKT stands for Library Automation and Data Management System. It is a service that the National Documentation Centre of Greece (EKT) develops since 1986 and provides it to more than 2000 users, mostly Greek libraries. OpenABEKT is a follow-up release of ABEKT software  based on Cloud technologies and planned to be delivered as a business application which runs according to Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery model. It will include enhanced configuration capacities, thus, responding better to each institution's needs.

What is OpenABEKT?

OpenABEKT is an integrated system compliant with international standards and processes for automating and managing in one place the whole range of library activities. Deposit, organisation, administration and delivery of bibliographic data take place in a fully configurable and easy-to-use environment. OpenABEKT also provides management and interlibrary loan functionalities.

 Why should I use OpenABEKT as a service?

Using OpenABEKT, institutions enjoy the benefits that a state-of-the-art technology has to offer. They also gain access to comprehensive services -such as e-learning services- and a range of complementary services based on EKT's library automation and management expertise.

Additionally, Open ABEKT:

  • reduces time-consuming bibliographic documentation processes
  • enhances the quality of the bibliographic metadata thanks to the use of and compliance with international documentation standards and practices
  • improves interlibrary collaboration for the delivery of content and services to the users
  • guarantees a viable low cost library automation and organisation system.