Kitodo is an open source software suite intended to support the digitisation of cultural assets for libraries, archives, museums, and documentation centres of all sizes. A range of modules with open interfaces support the production, presentation, and archiving of digital assets. The software can be flexibly used for a multitude of digitisation strategies and scalable business models – for in-house projects, purely corporate services, or hybrid endeavours. Kitodo is backed and continually updated by a dynamic user and developer community and the non-profit association Kitodo e. V.
The Kitodo source code can be downloaded from GitHub. The modules designed for the production and presentation of digital assets can be used separately or in combination, and allow for custom configuration. Open interfaces and compliance with international standards ensure interoperability.
Members of the user and developer community support each other: by sharing knowledge and skills, and by jointly financing and organising development projects.
The non-profit association Kitodo e. V. supports the professional, ongoing development of the software and the work of its user and developer community.
Kitodo is used to digitise cultural assets in small to large libraries and archives. Its flexibility is reflected in the long list of users and association members.