About Scriblio

What Is Scriblio?

Scriblio (formerly WPopac) is an award winning, free, open source CMS and OPAC with faceted searching and browsing features based on WordPress. Scriblio is a project of Plymouth State University, supported in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

  • Free and open source
  • Represents bibliographic collections — library catalogs and such — in an easily searchable, highly remixable web-based format
  • Leverages WordPress to offer rich content management features for all a library’s content
  • Free and open source

What’s it look like?

Scriblio default theme
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Getting Started With Scriblio?

Sites Running Scriblio

Who Is Scriblio?

13 Responses to “About Scriblio”

  • 1
    Kent Gottschalk Hansen Says:


    I’ve seen the implementations of Scriblio, and is very interested in trying it out - any news on when it will be openly awailable?

    Kent Gottschalk Hansen
    National Art Library Denmark

  • 2
    Casey Says:


    You’re in luck. You can download it here, and please join the mail list.

  • 3
    Google Guy Says:

    I think this is a great tool. Will test drive it sometime this week and will write a review.

  • 4
    jones Says:

    How do you interface this with an Innovative catalog?

  • 5
    Casey Says:


    The documentation is lagging behind the code, but…

    After installing Scriblio activate the Scriblio III Importer plugin. Go to Manage > Import > Scriblio III Importer. And follow the steps as they appear in these screenshots: http://flickr.com/photos/scriblio/sets/72157603031251442/

  • 6
    Adam Pope Says:

    I’ve been approached by a community of bibliophiles who want to share their personal collections online. Rather that have them catalogue their books/DVDs/CDs individually, it would be nice for them to be able to search the worldcat records Scriblio is based on and click ‘add to my collection’. I can then build the system so they can share their media with one another accordingly.

    Can I use Scriblio’s database for this do you think?

  • 7
    David Kane Says:

    Hi, I am trying to import records from my catalogue into Scriblio and I am unable to do so. Could this be because I do not have III’s XML Server installed?

    Thanks a lot.

    David Kane
    Systems Librarian, Waterford Institute of Technology
    (Using WordPress 2.5)

  • 8
    Lamson Library @ Plymouth State Univertiy | Web 2.0 Tools and Services in Libraries Says:

    [...] most of the other libraries, the Lamson Library of the PSU website is powered by Scriblio (formerly WPopac) , a free, open source Content Management System (CMS)  and Online Public Access [...]

  • 9
    P. Lyons Says:

    Will this work with asp? We use SirsiDynix, but it’s an off site application. They host our catalog and we access it over the net. Patrons don’t know the difference. Point is—we don’t actually house content on our servers.

  • 10
    WPopac « colombianflowers Says:

    [...] - The Plymouth State University Lamson Library’s OPAC runs on WPopac, now known as Scriblio. You can access the site [...]

  • 11
    Scriblio (WPopac), u open social en wordpress. « Catalogo de S.L. para Gestores de Información Says:

    [...] sobre WordPress y sus posibilidades, me encuentro con herramientas que realmente me sorprenden. Scriblio es una de ellas. Inscrita por Dídac Margaix, dentro del grupo de diferentes modelos existentes de [...]

  • 12
    John Tropea Says:

    Hey guys,

    I’m doing some volunteer work for a child counselling place.

    They have about 500 books and need them catalogued and want an electronic borrowing system (at the moment they are using a book)

    I’ve found some free software like Koha and Greenstone, but it’s too complicated…I’m after something really simple.

    Scriblio sounds great - but not sure if it has a borrowing feature (circulation)…if not, any recommendations

  • 13
    Stef Says:


    I, like John T, am looking for a system that will allow electronic borrowing capabilities. I am administering a new academy and would love to allocate library info to a student record when borrowing needs to happen…also when distributing textbooks…any ideas? I am using “moodle” for student management and Drupal as our main CMS. Any help to make this aspect more efficient would be greatly appreciated! :-)



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