User Tools

Site Tools


open_source

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
open_source [2019/01/28 13:08]
86.183.105.57
open_source [2019/01/28 13:16] (current)
86.183.105.57
Line 14: Line 14:
 ====== ​  ​====== ====== ​  ​======
  
-====== ​  ​======+====== ​Open Source community ​======
  
-[[:​open_source_community|open source community]] Building capacity to enable open source solutions to flourish the HE library community. Want advice on where to go for development resources or help with installing products?\\ 
 \\ \\
-JISCMail list, [[https://​www.jiscmail.ac.uk/​cgi-bin/​webadmin?​A0=LIS-OSS|LIS-OSS]],​\\+JISCMail list, [[https://​www.jiscmail.ac.uk/​cgi-bin/​webadmin?​A0=LIS-OSS|LIS-OSS]],​\\
 The list was set up in February 2011 has for discussion of open source software in libraries.\\ The list was set up in February 2011 has for discussion of open source software in libraries.\\
 \\ \\
Line 27: Line 26:
 Do we have the necessary skills/​support to run open source software?\\ Do we have the necessary skills/​support to run open source software?\\
 Would it be cheaper or more expensive to use open source software?\\ Would it be cheaper or more expensive to use open source software?\\
-What open source software package fits my requirements?​\\ +What open source software package fits my requirements?​ 
-\\ +
-[[http://​opensourceils.com|Open Source ILS]]\\ +
-This website (established September 2012) offers a starting point for librarians interested in Open Source Integrated Library Systems. The website is the product of a multi-year IMLS grant-funded study of technical support options for proprietary and open source ILS. It offers best practices gleaned from interviews with open source ILS adopters on subjects such as evaluating, migrating to, and customizing and maintaining these systems.The website consolidates resources on systems such as Evergreen and Koha. Unfortunately,​ the site misrepresents the vendor marketplace and has been criticized by many in the Koha community in particular.\\+
 ---- ----
  
Line 51: Line 48:
 [[http://​www.preater.com/​2012/​10/​15/​free-software-and-cultural-change-at-libcampuk12/​|Free and Open Source software and cultural change, at Library Camp 2012]]. By Andrew Preater (@preater). October 2012\\ [[http://​www.preater.com/​2012/​10/​15/​free-software-and-cultural-change-at-libcampuk12/​|Free and Open Source software and cultural change, at Library Camp 2012]]. By Andrew Preater (@preater). October 2012\\
 Andrew focusses on the cutltural issues…from the blog post:-\\ Andrew focusses on the cutltural issues…from the blog post:-\\
-//'​However,​ in the broader cultures of higher education we face various problems. In some ways the Four Freedoms are in opposition to the broader organizational culture we work in. We identify points of tension for universities and libraries as collaborative organizations working within power structures that do not necessarily agree with or support a collaborative approach. This is especially the case in our current political and financial climate, where increased competition between institutions will to an extent mitigate against a collaborative culture.'// ​\\+//'​However,​ in the broader cultures of higher education we face various problems. In some ways the Four Freedoms are in opposition to the broader organizational culture we work in. We identify points of tension for universities and libraries as collaborative organizations working within power structures that do not necessarily agree with or support a collaborative approach. This is especially the case in our current political and financial climate, where increased competition between institutions will to an extent mitigate against a collaborative culture.'//​
 ===== Introductory presentation ===== ===== Introductory presentation =====
  
-A useful and recent (June 2010) that sets the scene and covers some of the core issues: [[http://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2010/​06/​Open-Source_KeynoteUKeig_KenChad_June-2010.pdf|What is Open Source? Why use it and who benefits]]. Keynote from Ken Chad at the UK e-information Group (UKeiG) annual seminar on 16 June 2010. Judith Hegenbarth, Academic Support Team Manager at the University of Birmingham has written a full [[http://​www.ukeig.org.uk/​elucidate/​issue/​meeting-report-getting-source-out-bottle-open-source-applications-information-sector|meeting report]]\\ +A useful and recent (June 2010) that sets the scene and covers some of the core issues: [[http://​www.kenchadconsulting.com/​wp-content/​uploads/​2010/​06/​Open-Source_KeynoteUKeig_KenChad_June-2010.pdf|What is Open Source? Why use it and who benefits]]. Keynote from Ken Chad at the UK e-information Group (UKeiG) annual seminar on 16 June 2010. Judith Hegenbarth, Academic Support Team Manager at the University of Birmingham has written a full [[http://​www.ukeig.org.uk/​elucidate/​issue/​meeting-report-getting-source-out-bottle-open-source-applications-information-sector|meeting report]]
-===== Open Source Backgrounder =====+
  
-Focusing mostly on the open source LMS/ILS, this [[http://​galecia.com/​content/​open-source-library-software/​detailed|backgrounder]] from Lori Ayre ([[http://​galecia.com|The Galecia Group]]) describes some of the benefits of libraries going to an Open Source ILS and explains some of the differences when it comes to licenses, purchasing services, development/​enhancements and maintenance of the system.\\ 
 ===== Open Source Discovery ===== ===== Open Source Discovery =====
  
-[[:​discovery|'​vertical Search/​discovery services'​]]+==== VuFind ====
  
-==== **VuFind** ====+At present only one HE library (University of Staffordshire) in the UK is has signed up for or implemented an Open Source LMS, although some (such as [[https://​catalogue.lse.ac.uk/​|LSE]] use the Open Source VuFInd '​Discovery Service'​ to supplement their LMS OPAC. The [[http://​www.slideshare.net/​Mark_H_Swansea/​open-libraries-vu-find|SWWHEP consortium in Swansea]]) ​VuFind ​implementation is now in full use and can be viewed as the primary OPAC interface at Swansea University at [[https://​ifind.swwhep.ac.uk/​|https://​ifind.swwhep.ac.uk/​]]
  
-At present only one HE library (University of Staffordshire) in the UK is has signed up for or implemented an Open Source LMS, although some (such as [[https://​catalogue.lse.ac.uk/​|LSE]] use the Open Source VuFInd '​Discovery Service'​ to supplement their LMS OPAC. The [[http://​www.slideshare.net/​Mark_H_Swansea/​open-libraries-vu-find|SWWHEP consortium in Swansea]]) VuFind implementation is now in full use and can be viewed as the primary OPAC interface at Swansea University at [[https://​ifind.swwhep.ac.uk/​|https://​ifind.swwhep.ac.uk/​]]\\ +==== Xerxes ====
-==== **Xerxes** ====+
  
-**[[http://​www.ariadne.ac.uk/​issue62/​grigson-et-al/​|'​Get tooled up. Xerxes at Royal Holloway, University of London'​.]]** By Anna Grigson, Peter Kiely, Graham Seaman and Tim Wales. Ariadne Issue 62 January 2010. The article describes the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool. It also makes some interesting comments about Open Source in libraries.\\ +**[[http://​www.ariadne.ac.uk/​issue62/​grigson-et-al/​|'​Get tooled up. Xerxes at Royal Holloway, University of London'​.]]** By Anna Grigson, Peter Kiely, Graham Seaman and Tim Wales. Ariadne Issue 62 January 2010. The article describes the implementation of an open source front end to the MetaLib federated search tool. It also makes some interesting comments about Open Source in libraries. 
-==== **Blacklight** ====+ 
 +==== Blacklight ====
  
 **[[http://​projectblacklight.org/​|Blacklight]] i**s a free and open source Vertical search/​discovery interface (a.k.a. “next-generation catalogue”) especially optimized for heterogeneous collections. You can use it as a library catalogue, as a front end for a digital repository, or as a single-search interface to aggregate digital content that would otherwise be siloed.\\ **[[http://​projectblacklight.org/​|Blacklight]] i**s a free and open source Vertical search/​discovery interface (a.k.a. “next-generation catalogue”) especially optimized for heterogeneous collections. You can use it as a library catalogue, as a front end for a digital repository, or as a single-search interface to aggregate digital content that would otherwise be siloed.\\
 What are some of the features? Blacklight uses solr, an enterprise-scale index for its search engine. Blacklight features faceted browsing, relevance based searching (with the ability to locally control the relevancy algorithms),​ bookmarkable items, permanent URLs for every item, user tagging of items.\\ What are some of the features? Blacklight uses solr, an enterprise-scale index for its search engine. Blacklight features faceted browsing, relevance based searching (with the ability to locally control the relevancy algorithms),​ bookmarkable items, permanent URLs for every item, user tagging of items.\\
-Who uses it? The University of Virginia Library and Stanford University Library are the primary development partners\\ +Who uses it? The University of Virginia Library and Stanford University Library are the primary development partners 
-==== **eXtensible Catalog** ====+ 
 +==== eXtensible Catalog ==== 
 + 
 +**[[http://​www.extensiblecatalog.org/​|eXtensible Catalog]]**comprises four software components that can be used independently to address a particular need or combined to provide an end-to-end discovery system to connect library users with resources
  
-**[[http://​www.extensiblecatalog.org/​|eXtensible Catalog]]**comprises four software components that can be used independently to address a particular need or combined to provide an end-to-end discovery system to connect library users with resources\\ 
 ===== Open Source library management ===== ===== Open Source library management =====
  
Line 81: Line 78:
 "​Developers and librarians are working together to create a radically new, open source library services platform (LSP) aimed at transforming the technology academic libraries rely on. Backed by a multimillion-dollar contribution from EBSCO Information Services, the participants plan to fast-track production of the software, with early versions available by early 2018.If the yet-unnamed project sticks to its schedule and finds interest as lively as expected, it could open a new chapter in library technology at least as important as the advent of LSPs and the recent rounds of major company mergers and acquisitions."​\\ "​Developers and librarians are working together to create a radically new, open source library services platform (LSP) aimed at transforming the technology academic libraries rely on. Backed by a multimillion-dollar contribution from EBSCO Information Services, the participants plan to fast-track production of the software, with early versions available by early 2018.If the yet-unnamed project sticks to its schedule and finds interest as lively as expected, it could open a new chapter in library technology at least as important as the advent of LSPs and the recent rounds of major company mergers and acquisitions."​\\
 \\ \\
-Currently the two most prominent open source LMS options are **Koha** (koha-community.org) and **Evergreen** (evergreen-ils.org). Koha is [[http://​wiki.koha-community.org/​wiki/​Koha_Users_Worldwide|used internationally]] by thousands of libraries of all kinds. It is entirely web-based. Evergreen is used primarily in the US although it is starting to [[http://​evergreen-ils.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=evergreen_libraries|gain traction outside of the US]].Both are supported by an assortment of services providers, have links to live demo systems, and provide the software for downloading.\\+Currently the two most prominent open source LMS options are **Koha** (koha-community.org) and **Evergreen** (evergreen-ils.org). Koha is [[http://​wiki.koha-community.org/​wiki/​Koha_Users_Worldwide|used internationally]] by thousands of libraries of all kinds. It is entirely web-based. Evergreen is used primarily in the US although it is starting to [[http://​evergreen-ils.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=evergreen_libraries|gain traction outside of the US]].Both are supported by an assortment of services providers, have links to live demo systems, and provide the software for downloading. 
 ==== Evergreen ==== ==== Evergreen ====
  
Line 93: Line 91:
 Managing Director\\ Managing Director\\
 PTFS Europe\\ PTFS Europe\\
-[[mailto:​nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com|]]\\ +[[mailto:​nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com|mailto:​nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com]]\\ 
-Mobile: +44 (0)7966 571704\\+Mobile: +44 (0)7966 571704 
 ==== Koha ==== ==== Koha ====
  
Line 106: Line 105:
 Managing Director\\ Managing Director\\
 PTFS Europe\\ PTFS Europe\\
-[[mailto:​nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com|]]\\+[[mailto:​nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com|mailto:​nick.dimant@ptfs-europe.com]]\\
 Mobile: +44 (0)7966 571704\\ Mobile: +44 (0)7966 571704\\
 \\ \\
 [[http://​www.kuali.org/​ole|Kuali OLE]] //'is the first system designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information.//​ \\ [[http://​www.kuali.org/​ole|Kuali OLE]] //'is the first system designed by and for academic and research libraries for managing and delivering intellectual information.//​ \\
 //A community of partners will deliver an enterprise-ready,​ community-source software package to manage and provide access not only to items in their collections but also to licensed and local digital content. Kuali OLE (pronounced oh-LAY, for Open Library Environment) features a governance model in which the entire library community can collaborate to own the resulting intellectual property.'//​ \\ //A community of partners will deliver an enterprise-ready,​ community-source software package to manage and provide access not only to items in their collections but also to licensed and local digital content. Kuali OLE (pronounced oh-LAY, for Open Library Environment) features a governance model in which the entire library community can collaborate to own the resulting intellectual property.'//​ \\
-\\ 
-\\ 
 ===== Open Source ERM systems ===== ===== Open Source ERM systems =====
  
 Open source solutions for Electronic Resource management are not so widely adopted for the management of e-resources and for print (ie LMS/ILS). Here are some examples: Open source solutions for Electronic Resource management are not so widely adopted for the management of e-resources and for print (ie LMS/ILS). Here are some examples:
  
-== **CUFTS** ==+== CUFTS ==
  
 Simon Fraser University, Canada\\ Simon Fraser University, Canada\\
Line 123: Line 120:
 ppraisal of reSearcher suite by University College Cork {{:​researcher_erm_suite_appraisal_by_uccork_may2012.pdf|reSearcher_ERM_suite_appraisal_by UCCork_May2012.pdf}} ppraisal of reSearcher suite by University College Cork {{:​researcher_erm_suite_appraisal_by_uccork_may2012.pdf|reSearcher_ERM_suite_appraisal_by UCCork_May2012.pdf}}
  
-\\ +== CORAL ==
-== **CORAL** ==+
  
 University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US\\ University of Notre Dame, Indiana, US\\
-[[http://​erm.library.nd.edu/​|http://​erm.library.nd.edu/​]]\\ +[[http://​erm.library.nd.edu/​|http://​erm.library.nd.edu/​]] 
-== **ERMES** ==+ 
 +== ERMES ==
  
 University of Wisconsin La Crosse\\ University of Wisconsin La Crosse\\
 [[http://​murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/​erm/​|http://​murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/​erm/​]]\\ [[http://​murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/​erm/​|http://​murphylibrary.uwlax.edu/​erm/​]]\\
 [[http://​ermesblog.wess.com/​|http://​ermesblog.wess.com/​]]\\ [[http://​ermesblog.wess.com/​|http://​ermesblog.wess.com/​]]\\
-Brief review: '​[[http://​libfocus.blogspot.co.uk/​2012/​06/​open-source-erm-through-ermes.html|Open source ERM through ERMes]]'​ By Alexander Kouker. Libfocus blog 29 June 2012\\ +Brief review: '​[[http://​libfocus.blogspot.co.uk/​2012/​06/​open-source-erm-through-ermes.html|Open source ERM through ERMes]]'​ By Alexander Kouker. Libfocus blog 29 June 2012 
-== **Ematrix** ==+ 
 +== Ematrix ==
  
 State University of North Carolina\\ State University of North Carolina\\
 [[http://​www.lib.ncsu.edu/​e-matrix/​|http://​www.lib.ncsu.edu/​e-matrix/​]]\\ [[http://​www.lib.ncsu.edu/​e-matrix/​|http://​www.lib.ncsu.edu/​e-matrix/​]]\\
-[[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Q1qhZaZbg_o|http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Q1qhZaZbg_o]]\\+[[http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Q1qhZaZbg_o|http://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=Q1qhZaZbg_o]] 
 ===== Open Source Reading / Resource List Management Systems ===== ===== Open Source Reading / Resource List Management Systems =====
  
-[[http://​blog.lboro.ac.uk/​lorls/​|LORLS]] (Loughborough University) LORLS (Loughborough Online Reading List System) is a reading list management system developed by the Systems Team at Loughborough University Library and made available as open source. LORLS has been in use since June 2000 and recently has gone through a complete redevelopment. (See [[http://​www.ariadne.ac.uk/​print/​issue69/​knight-et-al|Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System]]. By Dr Jon Knight, Dr Jason Cooper and Gary Brewerton, 28 July 2012.)\\+[[http://​blog.lboro.ac.uk/​lorls/​|LORLS]] (Loughborough University) LORLS (Loughborough Online Reading List System) is a reading list management system developed by the Systems Team at Loughborough University Library and made available as open source. LORLS has been in use since June 2000 and recently has gone through a complete redevelopment. (See [[http://​www.ariadne.ac.uk/​print/​issue69/​knight-et-al|Redeveloping the Loughborough Online Reading List System]]. By Dr Jon Knight, Dr Jason Cooper and Gary Brewerton, 28 July 2012.) 
 ====== Additional Resources ====== ====== Additional Resources ======
  
Line 156: Line 156:
 **[[http://​opensource.califa.org/​|Open Source open libraries]]**US website '​empower libraries and library consortia by encouraging participation and collaboration in open source software products generally, and encouraging them to consider an Open Source Library System such as Koha or Evergreen'​. Have useful links to things like features of systems and updates on implementations and issues **[[http://​opensource.califa.org/​|Open Source open libraries]]**US website '​empower libraries and library consortia by encouraging participation and collaboration in open source software products generally, and encouraging them to consider an Open Source Library System such as Koha or Evergreen'​. Have useful links to things like features of systems and updates on implementations and issues
  
-==== OpenLibraries website ==== +**[[http://​lglibtech.wikispaces.com/​Open%20Source%20library%20Systems|Breaking down the barriers for open source library systems]]** \\
- +
-The **[[http://​www.openlibraries.eu/​|**www.openlibraries.eu**]]**website has some useful informatio**n** \\ +
-==== Breaking the barriers conference ==== +
- +
-**[[http://​lglibtech.wikispaces.com/​Open%20Source%20library%20Systems|**'Breaking down the barriers for open source library systems'**]]** \\+
 **(link to full text)** \\ **(link to full text)** \\
 By Ken Chad. Ken Chad Consulting Ltd\\ By Ken Chad. Ken Chad Consulting Ltd\\
 This article was originally published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette in April 2009\\ This article was originally published in CILIP Library+Information Gazette in April 2009\\
 \\ \\
-"​Surveying Higher Education (HE) in 2007, the JISC and SCONUL commissioned study on the Library management Systems (LMS) Market revealed no appetite to move to Open Source LMSs. ‘No respondents thought that it was likely that they would adopt an Open Source LMS’. Public libraries took a similar stance. A debate in August 2007 on the public library discussion list, LIS-PUB-LIBS uncovered, no enthusiasm for an open source LMS. One respondent commented, 'Open Source'​ is “not yet” for libraries - we need a watching brief'​.'​Indeed the JISC/SCONUL LMS study came to a similar conclusion and in the section of the report entitled //Making Decisions// it recommended that libraries, ‘keep a watch on Open Source development’ Two years on and attitudes //are// changing. In April 2009 Karl Drinkwater, E-learning Adviser for the JISC Regional Support Centre Wales summarised (on the LIS-LINK listserve) some of the results of his investigations into Open Source. ‘It seems that a lot of institutions are considering the open source LMS route - most of those that responded were at this consideration stage, rather than implementation’."\\ +"​Surveying Higher Education (HE) in 2007, the JISC and SCONUL commissioned study on the Library management Systems (LMS) Market revealed no appetite to move to Open Source LMSs. ‘No respondents thought that it was likely that they would adopt an Open Source LMS’. Public libraries took a similar stance. A debate in August 2007 on the public library discussion list, LIS-PUB-LIBS uncovered, no enthusiasm for an open source LMS. One respondent commented, 'Open Source'​ is “not yet” for libraries - we need a watching brief'​.'​Indeed the JISC/SCONUL LMS study came to a similar conclusion and in the section of the report entitled //Making Decisions// it recommended that libraries, ‘keep a watch on Open Source development’ Two years on and attitudes //are// changing. In April 2009 Karl Drinkwater, E-learning Adviser for the JISC Regional Support Centre Wales summarised (on the LIS-LINK listserve) some of the results of his investigations into Open Source. ‘It seems that a lot of institutions are considering the open source LMS route - most of those that responded were at this consideration stage, rather than implementation’. 
-==== Integrated library management systems: what we need ==== +==== Companies supporting open source library systems (in the UK) ====
- +
-21st July 2009, by Sarah Bartlett\\ +
-[[http://​blogs.talis.com/​panlibus/​archives/​2009/​07/​integrated-library-management-systems-what-we-need.php|http://​blogs.talis.com/​panlibus/​archives/​2009/​07/​integrated-library-management-systems-what-we-need.php]]\\ +
-\\ +
-This is a thoughtful (Panlibus) blog post from Sarah Bartlett at Talis from a session at the (July) 2009 CILIP Under One Umbrella Conference . It puts Open Source into a wider perspective\\ +
-==== Library 2.0 Gang Open Source Systems ==== +
- +
-12th August 2008, 11:10 am by Richard Wallis\\ +
-**Podcast : [[http://​librarygang.talis.com/​2008/​08/​12/​august-2008-open-source-systems/​|http://​librarygang.talis.com/​2008/​08/​12/​august-2008-open-source-systems/​]]** \\ +
-\\ +
-"Open Source Software has been around for many years. Open Source components have been used to develop library systems since the late 1990’s. Koha, acknowledged as the first fully open source library system was launched by its New Zealand based developers in 2000. The growing interest around open source, stimulated by Koha, was given a significant boost when Georgia Public Libraries launched Evergreen in September 2006. We have two guests this month:\\ +
-Karen G. Schneider, Community Librarian for Equinox Software, the support organisation which grew out of the Evergreen project.\\ +
-L J Haravu Chief Domain Specialist, Verus Solutions Pvt., Ltd., Hyderabad India, the software company behind NewGenLib the Open Source library system successfully spreading across India and the Middle East.\\ +
-Stimulated by the success of the organisations represented by our guests, the gang for this month – Nicole Engard, Talin Bingham, Andrew Nagy, Marshall Breeding, and Carl Grant – go on to discuss how Open Source Library Systems, and the open approach behind them, have changed the way all system suppliers both commercial and Open Source are delivering their systems and engaging with their customers**"​.** \\ +
-\\ +
-Some more detailed (mainly with a US bias ) resources are:\\ +
-==== **Open Source Integrated Library Systems** ==== +
- +
-by Marshall Breeding. 2008 ALA Techsource\\ +
-This can be purchased from ALA. There is more information about it on the LTR Website [[http://​www.librarytechnology.org/​ltg-displaytext.pl?​RC=13723|http://​www.librarytechnology.org/​ltg-displaytext.pl?​RC=13723]]\\ +
-\\ +
-Abstract: In this issue, Breeding details the differences between using an open source approach to that of using conventional proprietary software for automated operations."​In the past, our options were differentiated on the basis of features, functionality,​ price, and performance of the software and the perceived ability for a given company to develop its products into the future and provide adequate support. Do these factors differ with open source ILS products?"​Breeding’s report can help answer that question as well as defines open source and provides an overview of the various open source options currently available to libraries, including Koha and Evergreen. In this eighth issue of Library Technology Reports in volume 44, you’ll find: Open source defined and a look at open source versus traditional licensing."​The Commercial Angle,"​ including total cost of ownership, vendor/​product independence,​ and information about collaborative and sponsored development.An overview, including history and background, of major open source ILS products, with information about Koha, Evergreen, OPALS, and NewGenLib.Trends in open source ILS adoption, including geographic impact, licensing, and distribution.An overview of commercial support firms — including LibLime, Equinox Software, Media Flex, Versus Solutions, and Index Data — for open source ILSSpecifications for the technology components of an open source ILS, including the server operating system, Web servers, database engines, programming environments,​ and client environments.Information about standards as well as features and functionality of open source ILS, including the scope of the ILS; support for consortia; and information about the online catalog, circulation,​ cataloging, acquisitions,​ and serials control in the ILS\\ +
-==== **Open Source’ Integrated Library System Software** ==== +
- +
-By Richard W. Boss\\ +
-(Revisions completed December 14, 2008)\\ +
-[[http://​www.lita.org/​ala/​mgrps/​divs/​pla/​plapublications/​platechnotes/​OpensourceILS.pdf|http://​www.lita.org/​ala/​mgrps/​divs/​pla/​plapublications/​platechnotes/​OpensourceILS.pdf]] (full text)\\ +
-\\ +
-"A number of public libraries have been investigating “open source” integrated library system software. However, the percentage of libraries that would seriously consider implementing an open source ILS is still small, approximately three percent in a\\ +
-survey of 80 North American libraries conducted by the author in October of 2008. Marshall Breeding of the Vanderbilt University Libraries came up with a similar figure in a much larger international survey in late 2007 ([[http://​www.librarytechnology.org/​|www.librarytechnology.org]])."​\\ +
-==== **Survey of Open Source integrated Library Systems.** ==== +
- +
-A Thesis Presented to The Faculty of the School of Library and Information Science San José State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Library and Information Science by Linda M. Riewe August 2008\\ +
-**[[http://​users.sfo.com/​%7Elmr/​ils-survey/​080831-paper-Riewe.pdf|http://​users.sfo.com/​~lmr/​ils-survey/​080831-paper-Riewe.pdf]] (full text)** \\ +
-\\ +
-Abstract "The purpose of this study is to compare integrated library system (ILS) costs and benefits, and to inform librarians about considerations when choosing between an open and a closed source ILS. A survey was conducted among libraries that used the largest open source ILSs, Koha and Evergreen, and various proprietary ILSs. Questions were asked about initial and annual costs. Questions about benefits took the form of satisfaction ratings. The questionnaire also asked why the ILS was selected, whether it\\ +
-was customized, who hosted and serviced it, what problems were encountered,​ and library demographics.\\ +
-The survey found that open source ILSs were more cost-effective than proprietary ILSs. Libraries using open source ILSs chose them mainly for affordability,​ and they cost less than proprietary ILSs. Although users of open source ILSs experienced difficulties with installation and incomplete documentation,​ they were modestly more satisfied than users of proprietary ILSs."​\\ +
-==== **Making a Business Case for Open Source ILS** ==== +
- +
-By Marshall Breeding. March. 2008 Information Today\\ +
-[[http://​www.librarytechnology.org/​ltg-displaytext.pl?​RC=13134|http://​www.librarytechnology.org/​ltg-displaytext.pl?​RC=13134]]\\ +
-\\ +
-Abstract: "​We’re living in a phase of library automation characterized by an increased interest in open source-not just in back-end infrastructure components but also in the mission-critical business applications such as the integrated library system. Open source library automation systems, including Koha and Evergreen, have been propelled into the limelight. Recent survey data fails to corroborate broad interest that libraries are ready to adopt open source ILS. The success of early adopters of open source ILS now serve as a catalyst for others. Paths now exist with more mature systems and professional support options. As the open source movement matures, these system will need to compete on their own merits and not solely on a philosophical preference."​ +
- +
-====   ​==== +
- +
-==== **Companies supporting open source library systems (in the UK)** ====+
  
 [[http://​www.ptfs-europe.com/​|**PTFS Europe**]] provides the services needed to implement the Koha and Evergreen Library Management Systems. [[http://​www.ptfs-europe.com/​|http://​www.ptfs-europe.com/​]]\\ [[http://​www.ptfs-europe.com/​|**PTFS Europe**]] provides the services needed to implement the Koha and Evergreen Library Management Systems. [[http://​www.ptfs-europe.com/​|http://​www.ptfs-europe.com/​]]\\
 \\ \\
 [[http://​www.software.coop/​|**Turo Technology LLP** ]]is a partnership of workers called software.coop. It is "​computer-related services"​ worker cooperative [[http://​www.software.coop/​|http://​www.software.coop/​]]\\ [[http://​www.software.coop/​|**Turo Technology LLP** ]]is a partnership of workers called software.coop. It is "​computer-related services"​ worker cooperative [[http://​www.software.coop/​|http://​www.software.coop/​]]\\
-\\ 
-**[[http://​www.nucsoft.com/​nucweb/​offerings-library-management-solution-koha.htm|NUCSOFT]] Ltd.**Launched at CILIP LMS showcase event in November 2011\\ 
-Uk Office Suite 9, Continental House, 497 Sunleigh Road, Alperton, London HA0 4LY\\ 
-aankanksha_[[mailto:​mishra@nucsoft.co.uk|]]\\ 
 \\ \\
 There are software-specific lists of [[http://​koha-community.org/​support/​paid-support/​|Koha support providers]] and [[http://​evergreen-ils.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=faq:​evergreen_companies|Evergreen support providers]] on their sites. There are software-specific lists of [[http://​koha-community.org/​support/​paid-support/​|Koha support providers]] and [[http://​evergreen-ils.org/​dokuwiki/​doku.php?​id=faq:​evergreen_companies|Evergreen support providers]] on their sites.
  
  
open_source.1548698881.txt.gz · Last modified: 2019/01/28 13:08 by 86.183.105.57