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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.