About the Developer
About Avanti Library Systems
Avanti Library Systems grew out of a project started in 1998 to develop a simple low cost open source library system for small libraries. A key goal was to design the system around a general universal model of a library system rather than to build an implementation for a specific library or type of library. This would result in a library system that was simple, very efficient and adaptable to a variety of libraries and situations. Amid fits and starts, this system gradually evolved into Avanti MicroLCS today.
The design philosophy of Avanti Library Systems emphasizes innovation, careful design and radical simplicity. This results in software that is:
Avanti Library Systems is dedicated to providing the library community with software
products that are both simple to use and powerful, without byzantine bells and
whistles. When simplicity and power are brought together in a design that captures
basic principles well, they make tools that efficiently and elegantly solve the
problems for which they are designed. Such tools not only enhance productivity and
get the job done, but using them can be a joy.