Open Source Library-Related Software A Quick Tour
A Lot Of It About <ul><li>The library OS “movement” has grown with OS generally </li></ul><ul><li>More IT expertise in the...
Types of Library OSS <ul><li>The stuff you would normally pay for: </li></ul><ul><li>The whole ILS </li></ul><ul><li>OPACs...
ILS - Koha <ul><li>http://www.koha.org </li></ul><ul><li>Developed initially in NZ </li></ul><ul><li>Now international </l...
 
 
 
 
OPACs - VuFind <ul><li>http://www.vufind.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library resource portal” </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog recor...
 
 
ILS - Evergreen <ul><li>Georgia Public Library Service </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for Consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Combined pa...
 
 
Digital Collections: Greenstone <ul><li>http://www.greenstone.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand Digital Library Project <...
Digital Collections - Fedora <ul><li>http://www.fedora.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Repository software </li></ul><ul><...
 
Metasearch -  Libraryfind <ul><li>http://libraryfind.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Federated search </li></ul><ul><li>Bulit-in Op...
OpenURL Resolver - CUFTS <ul><li>http://cufts.lib.sfu.ca/   </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Kno...
Bits and Pieces <ul><li>Small local projects that are shared </li></ul><ul><li>Olivet Nazarine University Library: </li></...
Things to Consider <ul><li>OSS is a different world in many ways </li></ul>
Free as Kittens?
Free as Kittens? <ul><li>Free software, but hidden costs/issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hardware and deployment costs   </l...
Free as Kittens? <ul><li>OSS is often designed to meet the developers needs, not necessarily the general marketplace.  </l...
 
Free as Kittens? <ul><li>Support and maintenance – often a different model   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some or all development...
A Possible Solution <ul><li>Commercialize the distribution and support </li></ul><ul><li>Eg Redhat Linux </li></ul><ul><ul...
Liblime <ul><li>http:// liblime.com /   </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Koha, Evergreen, metasearch and digital library soft...
Thank You
 
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Open Source Library Related Software

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Slides from a talk I gave at the Library 2.0 "Unconference" in Perth Western Australia, 3 Aug 07

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Open Source Library Related Software

  1. 1. Open Source Library-Related Software A Quick Tour
  2. 2. A Lot Of It About <ul><li>The library OS “movement” has grown with OS generally </li></ul><ul><li>More IT expertise in the profession </li></ul><ul><li>More IT professionals working in libraries, especially academic </li></ul>
  3. 3. Types of Library OSS <ul><li>The stuff you would normally pay for: </li></ul><ul><li>The whole ILS </li></ul><ul><li>OPACs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Collection management </li></ul><ul><li>E-resource access – OpenURL resolvers and metasearch </li></ul><ul><li>Under-bonnet stuff </li></ul>
  4. 4. ILS - Koha <ul><li>http://www.koha.org </li></ul><ul><li>Developed initially in NZ </li></ul><ul><li>Now international </li></ul><ul><li>Small to medium libraries, especially public </li></ul><ul><li>Written in Perl </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on most platforms </li></ul>
  5. 9. OPACs - VuFind <ul><li>http://www.vufind.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>“ Library resource portal” </li></ul><ul><li>Catalog records, E-journals, Digital repository, Bibliography, Etc </li></ul><ul><li>Highly customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on Solr - http://lucene.apache.org/solr/ </li></ul><ul><li>Solr is based on Lucene http://lucene.apache.org/ </li></ul>
  6. 12. ILS - Evergreen <ul><li>Georgia Public Library Service </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for Consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Combined patron database </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Windows client </li></ul>
  7. 15. Digital Collections: Greenstone <ul><li>http://www.greenstone.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand Digital Library Project </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>Build and distribute digital library collections – internet or CDROM </li></ul><ul><li>Multilingual </li></ul>
  8. 16. Digital Collections - Fedora <ul><li>http://www.fedora.info/ </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Repository software </li></ul><ul><li>Cornell Uni and Uni of Virginia </li></ul>
  9. 18. Metasearch - Libraryfind <ul><li>http://libraryfind.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Federated search </li></ul><ul><li>Bulit-in OpenURL resolver </li></ul><ul><li>Local indexing </li></ul>
  10. 19. OpenURL Resolver - CUFTS <ul><li>http://cufts.lib.sfu.ca/ </li></ul><ul><li>Designed for consortia </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledgebase of 350 resources/ 422,000 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Journal A-Z + Print holdings integration </li></ul><ul><li>ERM data storage (licenses etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Perl, PostgreSQL, Apache </li></ul>
  11. 20. Bits and Pieces <ul><li>Small local projects that are shared </li></ul><ul><li>Olivet Nazarine University Library: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ILL Wizard – ILL web request form </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WARP – course reserves web application </li></ul></ul>
  12. 21. Things to Consider <ul><li>OSS is a different world in many ways </li></ul>
  13. 22. Free as Kittens?
  14. 23. Free as Kittens? <ul><li>Free software, but hidden costs/issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hardware and deployment costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More in-house technical expertise may be required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data conversion etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training – where is the expertise? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 24. Free as Kittens? <ul><li>OSS is often designed to meet the developers needs, not necessarily the general marketplace. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good if your needs are similar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Documentation – programmers are notoriously weak on it! </li></ul>
  16. 26. Free as Kittens? <ul><li>Support and maintenance – often a different model </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some or all development is by the users, not just original developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software can be designed to be modular, with capacity for “plug-ins” to be developed and added by users. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support from users by public forums – very common in OSS </li></ul></ul>
  17. 27. A Possible Solution <ul><li>Commercialize the distribution and support </li></ul><ul><li>Eg Redhat Linux </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adds value to OS product – support, quality control, security </li></ul></ul>
  18. 28. Liblime <ul><li>http:// liblime.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Support for Koha, Evergreen, metasearch and digital library software </li></ul><ul><li>“… commercial support services - hosting, migration assistance, staff training, support, software maintenance, and development” </li></ul>
  19. 29. Thank You
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