Lori has been an advocate for expanding the use of open source software in libraries focusing primarily on open source library systems. She is also working here in Portland on a materials handling project with Multnomah County Library. She has an M.L.I.S. and extensive library technology experience based on her years of consulting with public libraries throughout the U.S.
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The closed, proprietary, integrated library systems (ILS) of the last decade have left libraries with no control over features, enhancements, hardware platforms, or support options resulting in an attitude of “learned helplessness” when it comes to their ILS. Open Source Library Systems (OSLS) offer opportunities to empower libraries and library staff to create new kinds of collaborative support and development environments. This session uses activities that will help participants understand (from the inside) the cultural shift that needs to happen so they can take advantage of their participation in this Open Source project and not just remain passive bystanders.