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Academic Libraries in Canada

These graphs indicate what automation systems are used by Academic libraries in based on information recorded in the lib-web-cats database. Keep in mind that lib-web-cats may not include all the libraries that use any given product.

Automation Systems Installed

Counting by Library organizations. You can click on the product names to view lists of libraries that use them.

ALEPH 500 23 (13%)
Alma 2 (1%)
DB/TextWorks 1 (1%)
Evergreen -- Equinox Software 8 (4%)
Evergreen -- Independent 1 (1%)
Horizon 3 (2%)
Insignia 1 (1%)
Koha -- ByWater Solutions 1 (1%)
Koha -- Equinox Software 1 (1%)
Koha -- Independent 2 (1%)
Library.Solution 2 (1%)
Locally developed 1 (1%)
Mandarin M3 1 (1%)
Mandarin Oasis 2 (1%)
Millennium 9 (5%)
OPALS 2 (1%)
Polaris 2 (1%)
Sierra 15 (8%)
Surpass 1 (1%)
Unicorn 66 (37%)
Unknown 1 (1%)
V-smart 3 (2%)
Virtua 1 (1%)
Voyager 27 (15%)
WorldShare Management Services 2 (1%)
Total number of libraries: 178


Automation Systems Installed

Counting all branches. This version of the graph counts the main facilities and all the associated branches represented in lib-web-cats.

ALEPH 500 24 (10%)
Alma 3 (1%)
DB/TextWorks 1 (0%)
Dynix 1 (0%)
Evergreen -- Equinox Software 11 (4%)
Evergreen -- Independent 1 (0%)
Horizon 4 (2%)
Insignia 1 (0%)
Koha -- ByWater Solutions 1 (0%)
Koha -- Equinox Software 1 (0%)
Koha -- Independent 2 (1%)
Koha -- LibLime 2 (1%)
Library.Solution 2 (1%)
Locally developed 1 (0%)
Mandarin M3 2 (1%)
Mandarin Oasis 2 (1%)
Millennium 10 (4%)
OPALS 2 (1%)
Polaris 2 (1%)
Sierra 22 (9%)
Surpass 1 (0%)
Unicorn 109 (44%)
Unknown 2 (1%)
V-smart 3 (1%)
Virtua 1 (0%)
Voyager 35 (14%)
WorldShare Management Services 4 (2%)
Total number of library facilities: 250