open source in the     library promoting FOSS in a somewhat        reserved sector                           Flossie 2012
background & contextLicense                 Photo by LDM on Flickr - Some rights reserved
why floss for libraries?•   financial pressures•   access to data•   interoperability•   hidden libraries and archives
barriers, real and imagined•legacy data and legacy systems•vendor oligopoly•and the usual suspects...
many systems held together with string           Photo - some rights reserved by psd on flickr
MARC is dead?    (a case study)  http://marc-must-die.info
success stories•    Koha and Evergreen LMSs•    Institutional repositories•    Discovery platforms•    Linked open data•  ...
newer projects     Lots of solo projects, either run by one institution or a                          lone developer    ha...
support for FOSS usersBut what is really making FLOSS options more viable for libraries is the          support structures...
and plenty more to come...             http://www.npr.org/2011/12/10/143401182/libraries-make-room-for-high-tech-hackerspa...
thankyou@katelomax
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    1. 1. open source in the library promoting FOSS in a somewhat reserved sector Flossie 2012
    2. 2. background & contextLicense Photo by LDM on Flickr - Some rights reserved
    3. 3. why floss for libraries?• financial pressures• access to data• interoperability• hidden libraries and archives
    4. 4. barriers, real and imagined•legacy data and legacy systems•vendor oligopoly•and the usual suspects...
    5. 5. many systems held together with string Photo - some rights reserved by psd on flickr
    6. 6. MARC is dead? (a case study) http://marc-must-die.info
    7. 7. success stories• Koha and Evergreen LMSs• Institutional repositories• Discovery platforms• Linked open data• Omeka• Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE) This is just a sample of the great FOSS stuff happening
    8. 8. newer projects Lots of solo projects, either run by one institution or a lone developer harvard library innovation lab (including shelflife and yana)• Scriblio• SOPAC• LibraryBox• Bibsoup• Open Library
    9. 9. support for FOSS usersBut what is really making FLOSS options more viable for libraries is the support structures starting to form, e.g foss4lib.org• Not everyones a developer• Developers arent necessarily the ones using the software• Everybody has to start somewhere Some rights reserved by Travelin Librarian on Flickr
    10. 10. and plenty more to come... http://www.npr.org/2011/12/10/143401182/libraries-make-room-for-high-tech-hackerspaces
    11. 11. thankyou@katelomax

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