2009/Open Source Library Software: Empowering Libraries - Creating Opportunities

From Open Source Bridge Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

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.

Speaker: Lori Ayre

Return to this session's details

Contributed notes

Current open-source systems in production are Evergreen and Koha. There are commercial organizations providing support for each and they're probably hiring Perl programmers.