Ben Heet University of Notre Dame Contributing an Open Source Solution to the Library Community The Conference for Entrepr...
<ul><li>Contributing an Open Source solution to the library community </li></ul><ul><li>About Hesburgh Libraries </li></ul...
<ul><li>Hesburgh Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>-  11,000 FTE  (mostly undergraduate) </li></ul><ul><li>-  $10,000,000 total ...
<ul><li>Present state of ERMS </li></ul><ul><li>Verde </li></ul><ul><li>SerialsSolutions </li></ul><ul><li>III Millenium <...
The CORAL Approach to ERMS Each Module specialized Simplified and intuitive interface Optional interoperability Designed b...
Sharing is Caring   http://marcywrites.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/sharing.jpg
Open Source http://erm.library.nd.edu <ul><li>Four available modules </li></ul><ul><li>- Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>- Org...
We aren’t alone!
Open Source Support <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Working with other libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Competing prioriti...
Building a Community <ul><li>First Users Group Meeting – ER&L 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>New...
http://babyanimalz.com/community/sites/default/files/images/Kitten-Ducks.jpg Requisite Cute Picture  The Big Question… How...
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Contributing an Open Source Solution to the Library Community

Benjamin Heet, Senior Technical Consultant/Administrator, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries designed and implemented an open source electronic resources management system (ERMS) after finding the existing systems available on the market to be insufficient and overly complex. The Hesburgh Libraries set out to create a simple and easy to use web-based ERMS that was directly designed by the library staff who would use the system. The Hesburgh Libraries are now attempting to build a community of adopters that will shepherd the ERMS, called CORAL, into the future as a marketable and successful open source ERMS for the library community.

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  • Contributing an Open Source Solution to the Library Community

    Benjamin Heet, Senior Technical Consultant/Administrator, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

    The University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries designed and implemented an open source electronic resources management system (ERMS) after finding the existing systems available on the market to be insufficient and overly complex. The Hesburgh Libraries set out to create a simple and easy to use web-based ERMS that was directly designed by the library staff who would use the system. The Hesburgh Libraries are now attempting to build a community of adopters that will shepherd the ERMS, called CORAL, into the future as a marketable and successful open source ERMS for 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. <ul><li>Contributing an Open Source solution to the library community </li></ul><ul><li>About Hesburgh Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>About CORAL </li></ul><ul><li>- centralized online resources acquisitions and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Present state of ERMS </li></ul><ul><li>Building an ERM </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting the software </li></ul><ul><li>Users Group </li></ul><ul><li>- http://erm.library.nd.edu </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Hesburgh Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>- 11,000 FTE (mostly undergraduate) </li></ul><ul><li>- $10,000,000 total materials budget ($6 million electronic) </li></ul><ul><li>- 3 million total volumes held </li></ul><ul><li>ERMS History </li></ul><ul><li>- Local database (began as filemaker pro) </li></ul><ul><li>- Shared file space (Word docs, spreadsheets) </li></ul><ul><li>- Verde (two years) </li></ul><ul><li>- Investigated SerialsSolutions, III Millenium, e-Martix </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Present state of ERMS </li></ul><ul><li>Verde </li></ul><ul><li>SerialsSolutions </li></ul><ul><li>III Millenium </li></ul><ul><li>ERM Essentials </li></ul><ul><li>E-Matrix </li></ul><ul><li>Others… </li></ul><ul><li>- CUFTS </li></ul><ul><li>- ERMes </li></ul><ul><li>- OLLARA </li></ul>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 <ul><li>Four available modules </li></ul><ul><li>- Licensing </li></ul><ul><li>- Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>- Resources </li></ul><ul><li>- Usage Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul><ul><li>- User guides </li></ul><ul><li>- Installation instructions </li></ul><ul><li>- Technical documentation </li></ul>
  8. 8. We aren’t alone!
  9. 9. Open Source Support <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Working with other libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Competing priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancement requests </li></ul><ul><li>Support calls </li></ul><ul><li>Bug fixes </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices </li></ul>We are giving it our best shot! http://www.caeius.com/Portals/0/asian%20woman%20on%20phone.png
  10. 10. Building a Community <ul><li>First Users Group Meeting – ER&L 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>New website – DRUPAL </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>Development partners </li></ul><ul><li>How are we going to do this? </li></ul>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 [email_address] 574-631-4329
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