Replacing a Legacy Library Catalog with the Redis Library Service Platform
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While commercial software for libraries tend to be complicated and expensive that do not support most modern metadata standards, the open-source Redis Library Services Platform offers an alternative with lightweight HTML5 apps that interact with either a single or cluster Redis datastore.
Academic, public, K-12, and special libraries, normally use complicated and expensive vendor enterprise products for managing their collections of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and online resources. The [Redis Library Services Platform](https://github.com/jermnelson/redis-library-services-platform) is an open-source bibliographic and semantic web platform being developed by the Tutt Library at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The platform consists of two open-source projects; the [Aristotle Library App](https://github.com/jermnelson/aristotle-library-apps) and the [BIBFRAME Datastore](https://github.com/jermnelson/BIBFRAME-Datastore). The Aristotle Library Apps project uses [Django](https://www.djangoproject.com/), [Bootstrap](http://getbootstrap.com/getting-started/), [Knockout.js](http://knockoutjs.com/), to provide HTML5 and JSON interfaces to either a single [Redis](http://redis.io) instance or to a cluster of Redis instances.