Competitive advantages


  • Fast and reliable cataloguing. Even for non-specialists.
  • High-end data validation & migration service for enriched and improved content.
  • With real-time updates for metadata schema


  • Open navigation and content presentation. Clear licensing for digital content.
  • Flexible search in all metadata fields, full use of coded values, multi-faceted search function.
  • Semantic links between resources are being showed in a new upgraded context.

Workflows & Functions

  • Circulation control is quick and efficient.
  • The library’s personnel can access patrons, circulation and holdings open catalogues with a full loan history.
  • Clear metrics and statistics for patrons, circulation and content.


12/07/2017 - 16:00

The new openABEKT cloud service for libraries, developed by the National Documentation Center, was presented at the 41st  European Library Automation Group Conference (ELAG) which was held from June 6th to June 9th at the National Polytechnic University. The conference was the meeting point of the Information Scientists and attracted the interest of the Libraries and Documentation Communities.

01/03/2017 - 17:00

The National Documentation Centre (ΕΚΤ) is now offering a new, public service for libraries. openABEKT is the new and upgraded version of ABEKT, the most widespread library automation software, developed by EKT since 1986 and servicing over 2670 libraries and other organizations, such as museums and archives.

24/01/2017 - 16:00

The Library of the Greek Biotope/Wetland Centre (EKBY) is now available at The catalogue migrated from an older database to openABEKT and now has 4844 monographs and 585 periodicals, including major organization such as the WWF, the European Environment Agency, etc. Subjects cover an array of environmental information for Nature and Biodiversity of Greece, including law, management and research.