Taking the Plunge               Open Source Software for Libraries                         Talk at the Online Information ...
Have you ever used               Open Source Software?                              © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company regi...
What is Open Source                              Software?                   •     Source code in the public              ...
The First OSS LMS                               © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC36...
The First OSS LMS                             © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC3663...
The First OSS LMS                                © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC3...
The First OSS LMS                             © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC3663...
The First OSS LMS                               © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC36...
Why Open Source                            Software?                   • Cost                   • Support                 ...
Cost                   • Licensing                   • Implementation                   • Hosting                   • Main...
Support                   • Choice of support provider(s)                   • From 100% in-house to SAAS                  ...
Versatility                   • Your last system migration - ever!                   • Have LMS developed as your needs   ...
OSS Library System                   •     Horowhenua (NZ) 1999                   •     Various Web 2.0 facilities (taggin...
Beyond the LMS                   •     ERM (Electronic Resource Management), incl. link                         resolver  ...
Beyond the LMS                   • Lower cost of OSS allows libraries                    • to afford additional software  ...
Library Co-op &                            Software Coop                   • Library software                   • Outsourc...
Demos at library.coop                         • library.coop                                   © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. C...
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Taking the plunge open source software for libraries

  1. 1. Taking the Plunge Open Source Software for Libraries Talk at the Online Information Show, Dec 1st 2011 by Gerhard Bissels and Matthew Edmondson © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11
  2. 2. Have you ever used Open Source Software? © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Cost: implementation and ongoing support (no license, competition between supportcontracts)Support: no risk of software being discontinuedVersatility: code can be changed or added to
  3. 3. What is Open Source Software? • Source code in the public domain • License allows to • to study • change/improve • distribute • Written in collaborative manner © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11
  4. 4. The First OSS LMS © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Koha @ Horowhenua public library, New Zealand - the library that first wrote Koha, and gaveit to the world as a ‘gift’ (Koha is the Maori word for ‘gift’)
  5. 5. The First OSS LMS © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11
  6. 6. The First OSS LMS © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Koha in use at a US public libaries’ consortium
  7. 7. The First OSS LMS © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Koha in an academic environment
  8. 8. The First OSS LMS © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Koha in a specialist library
  9. 9. Why Open Source Software? • Cost • Support • Versatility and Adaptability © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Excursion: how GB came to explore OSS as part of a leaner way of running a library (financialdifficulties at CAMLIS) -, but also in order to gain flexibility of future development
  10. 10. Cost • Licensing • Implementation • Hosting • Maintenance • Support • Versatility and Adaptability © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11No licenseCompetition between vendors/support providersSoftware can be adapted to the changing needs (see later)
  11. 11. Support • Choice of support provider(s) • From 100% in-house to SAAS • Support contract recommended © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Library is not tied to any one provider, and can even split support and development tasksbetween several contractors (e.g. development of different functionality)
  12. 12. Versatility • Your last system migration - ever! • Have LMS developed as your needs change • Cost of additional functionality is often shared with other libraries © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Once an OSS system is in place, change of requirements can be accommodated throughadaptation of software - much cheaper than a system migration, and much less stressful!
  13. 13. OSS Library System • Horowhenua (NZ) 1999 • Various Web 2.0 facilities (tagging, RSS feeds) • Customizable search • Circulation incl. self-issue • Full acquisitions system including budgets and pricing information (including supplier and currency conversion, EDI) • Ability to cope with any number of branches, patrons, patron categories, item categories, items, currencies and other data • Serials module • Reading lists for members • Can be integrated with other software, e.g. authentication © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Koha in use in hundreds of libraries worldwide - mature system
  14. 14. Beyond the LMS • ERM (Electronic Resource Management), incl. link resolver • Discovery • E-publishing (Open Journals System, Repository) • VLE • Authentication • On-line shop • ... © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11OSS offers alternatives to many library software applications, or even dominates (e.g. thereare no proprietary repository packages)!OSS allows integration of applications (e.g. one authentication across all packages; on-lineshop links from Koha OPAC)
  15. 15. Beyond the LMS • Lower cost of OSS allows libraries • to afford additional software • to afford software earlier © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11Lower initial investment - libraries an afford to implement packages such as ERM beforethey’ve got into a pickle
  16. 16. Library Co-op & Software Coop • Library software • Outsourcing of services (e.g. management of on-line resources) • Consultancy © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11
  17. 17. Demos at library.coop • library.coop © 2001 Library Co-op LLP. Company registered in England and Wales no. OC366378Tuesday, 6 December 11

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