My institute is looking for a system to collaboratively manage literature on a server.
In the first place, we want to organize our electronic literature archive. These are almost exclusively PDF files. It would be interesting to include our stock of paper-based books as well, but if this isn't possible, it shouldn't be a problem. Probably closest would be a PDF management with a client-server architecture where people can upload their PDF files, search for what they need and download the PDF files they need. The problem is, a directory structure on a Windows server doesn't allow tagging and the searching/sorting abilities are limited. Also, we don't want to force everyone to use e.g. Endnote or Mendeley. So people should be able to import literature from the central repository into their own reference managers.
We have a userbase of about 35 users. Is there anything remotely close to the case I am describing here?