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Open Source Software & Libraries (Access Conf. Topic)

By art, Section Events
Posted on Tue Aug 6th, 2002 at 09:00:16 AM EST
Do libraries have a natural synergy with the Open Source Software (OSS) movement? Library collections, library staff, and even the physical structures themselves are usually widely available to a community of users on a non-profit, publicly funded basis. There is also an impressive and growing list of library-based OSS projects at oss4lib, but do libraries have the development resources and/or political will to push OSS into all levels of the organization? Are some OSS targets (small database systems, scripting solutions) more appropriate than others (ILL systems, large-scale ILS applications)?

 

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