Contributing an Open Source Solution to the Library Community

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Contributing an Open Source Solution to the Library Community

  1. 1. Ben Heet University of Notre Dame Contributing an Open Source Solution to the Library Community The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians Winston-Salem, NC
  2. 2. Contributing an Open Source solution to the library community  About Hesburgh Libraries  About CORAL - centralized online resources acquisitions and licensing  Present state of ERMS  Building an ERM  Open Source  Supporting the software  Users Group - http://erm.library.nd.edu
  3. 3.  Hesburgh Libraries - 11,000 FTE (mostly undergraduate) - $10,000,000 total materials budget ($6 million electronic) - 3 million total volumes held  ERMS History - Local database (began as filemaker pro) - Shared file space (Word docs, spreadsheets) - Verde (two years) - Investigated SerialsSolutions, III Millenium, e-Martix
  4. 4. Present state of ERMS  Verde  SerialsSolutions  III Millenium  ERM Essentials  E-Matrix  Others… - CUFTS - ERMes - OLLARA Which one do we choose? - Functionality - Complexity - Flexibility
  5. 5. The CORAL Approach to ERMS Each Module specialized Simplified and intuitive interface Optional interoperability Designed by a library for libraries Focus on workflow Iterative development
  6. 6. Sharing is Caring  http://marcywrites.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/sharing.jpg
  7. 7. Open Source http://erm.library.nd.edu  Four available modules - Licensing - Organizations - Resources - Usage Statistics  Documentation - User guides - Installation instructions - Technical documentation
  8. 8. We aren’t alone!
  9. 9. Open Source Support  Challenges  Working with other libraries  Competing priorities  Enhancement requests  Support calls  Bug fixes  Training  Best Practices We are g iving it o ur be st sho t! http://www.caeius.com/Portals/0/asian%20woman%20on%20phone.png
  10. 10. Building a Community  First Users Group Meeting – ER&L 2011  coral-erm@listserv.nd.edu  New website – DRUPAL  Wiki?  Development partners  How are we going to do this? http://trcs.wikispaces.com/file/view/community1.jpg/74037801/community1.jpg
  11. 11. http://babyanimalz.com/community/sites/default/files/images/Kitten-Ducks.jpg Requisite Cute Picture The Big Question… How can CORAL become and remain a successful ERMS for the library community?
  12. 12. Benjamin Heet University of Notre Dame he e t. 2@ nd. e du 57 4-6 31 -4329

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