Libraries now have the opportunity to move away from the proprietary integrated library system (ILS) model where the library contracts with a single vendor for the license, migration assistance, and support. The alternative is to move to an Open Source Library System (OSLS), which eliminates the costs associated with the licenses and maintenance contracts entirely. Sounds great, but what does that mean for the library that still needs migration assistance, ongoing support, and maybe even hosting from a "vendor?"
Fear not! There are many ways to get help evaluating the options, planning the migration, converting the library to the new OSLS and getting the support you need from service providers.
This webinar helps clarify the differences between the proprietary ILS model and the new OSLS model, including what it means for the library staff and budget.