Cost effectiveness of Open Source development for Horowhenua Library Trust.

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In 1983 I was quoted $3,000 to have a wedding dress made by a bridal shop in Wellington – no way my Mum could afford that dress. We would have to make it ourselves.

So we went into Fitzroy’s, an old fashioned draper's shop in Levin, and within minutes of hearing that I was marrying a local lad, “Nancy’s boy”, we were surrounded by a clutch of woman: comparing fabrics, discussing how to adapt the paper pattern, which lace, what size seed pearls etc … I’m sure you get the picture.

That dress turned out heaps better than anything I was thinking of – and saved us a fortune too!

That was my first grownup experience of crowd-sourcing, ‘group think, community consultation, collaborative design – call it what you will. What I learnt that day was the power of community ownership, adaptation and the sheer power of collaboration.

These are key concepts in the open source world.

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  • In 1983 I was quoted $3,000 to have a wedding dress made by a bridal shop in Wellington – no way my Mum could afford that dress. We would have to make it ourselves.

    So we went into Fitzroy’s, an old fashioned draper's shop in Levin, and within minutes of hearing that I was marrying a local lad, “Nancy’s boy”, we were surrounded by a clutch of woman: comparing fabrics, discussing how to adapt the paper pattern, which lace, what size seed pearls etc … I’m sure you get the picture.

    That dress turned out heaps better than anything I was thinking of – and saved us a fortune too!

    That was my first grownup experience of crowd-sourcing, ‘group think, community consultation, collaborative design – call it what you will. What I learnt that day was the power of community ownership, adaptation and the sheer power of collaboration.
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  • Does anyone hear remember Fitzroys? It was a drapers up at the north set of lights, early ‘80s. In 1983 I was engaged to be married and the dress I had been quoted $3,000 to have a dress made by a bridal shop in Wellington – no way we could afford that dress. We would have to make it ourselves. So we went into Fitzroy’s, and within minutes of hearing that I was marrying a local lad: “Nancy’s boy” we were surrounded in a clutch of woman. Comparing fabrics, discussing how to adapt the paper pattern, which lace, what size seed pearls etc … I’m sure you get the picture. You know that dress turned out heaps better than anything I was thinking of – and saved us a fortune too! That was really my first real life experience of crowd-sourcing, ‘group think, community consultation, collaborative design – call it what you will. What I learnt that day was the power of community ownership, adaptation and the sheer power of collaboration. These are key concepts in the open source world.
  • Koha is the Open source integrated library management system which we developed in 1999. It has an active community surrounding with many, many developers regularl.y improving the code.
  • Imported content from a bunch of places Syndetics, library thing, google books (digitized books), amazon,
  • Other includes corporate, law, medical, music, museum, national, research, special, state and theological libraries.
  • Leads neatly into Kete
  • Kete – a local solution to a local problem
  • LSyncNZ – licence fees and support contract per year for a City library system is MORE than a whole-country Koha solution developed for LynSyncNZ
  • LSyncNZ – licence fees and support per year for a City library system is MORE than a whole-country Koha solution for LynSyncNZ
  • Cost effectiveness of Open Source development for Horowhenua Library Trust.

    1. 1. Providing an excellent community driven library service in Horowhenua since 1997.
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Asking for help </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Group think </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Cheaper </li></ul><ul><li>Better </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation </li></ul>
    4. 4. Background <ul><li>1999 - y2k </li></ul><ul><li>Active community </li></ul><ul><li>Lots of development </li></ul><ul><li>Koha 3.0 Dec 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Koha 3.2 Nov 2009 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Features <ul><li>Full featured modern ILS </li></ul><ul><li>Free / Open source </li></ul><ul><li>No vendor lock-in </li></ul><ul><li>Library standards and protocols </li></ul><ul><li>Multi platform </li></ul><ul><li>Plus unique features </li></ul>
    6. 6. Unique Features <ul><li>Customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Translations </li></ul><ul><li>MARC </li></ul><ul><li>Report & export </li></ul><ul><li>Label maker </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Email or text notices </li></ul><ul><li>Sip2 / RFID </li></ul>
    7. 7. Participation <ul><li>Tags </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Lists, carts, virtual shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Imported content </li></ul>
    8. 8. Transparency <ul><li>As a customer I want to know: </li></ul><ul><li>All the info about ME </li></ul><ul><li>What the library HAS </li></ul><ul><li>HERE and NOW </li></ul><ul><li>How to FIND it </li></ul><ul><li>Will it be USEFUL to me? </li></ul>
    9. 10. Loans
    10. 11. Reading history
    11. 12. Reserves
    12. 13. Recommendations
    13. 14. Account
    14. 15. Notifications
    15. 16. Lists
    16. 17. Google Books
    17. 20. More
    18. 21. NZ <ul><li>Horowhenua v2.2.9 ….. v3.2 </li></ul><ul><li>Kapiti v3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Rangitikei v2.2.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Albany High v3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>OPUS v2.2.9 ….. v3.2 </li></ul>
    19. 22. Koha Global <ul><li>Europe, North America & Asia 25% each </li></ul><ul><li>Oceania, S. America & Africa 25% combined </li></ul>Kerala State Delhi NYU Medical Libs Guggenheim WIPO UNIDO Powerhouse Museum Singapore Saudi Arabia
    20. 23. Public Libraries
    21. 24. Academic Libraries
    22. 25. Other libraries
    23. 26. Koha for Consortia MASSCAT Plano ISD SEKLS INCOLSA NEKLS CKLS ASCC
    24. 27. Award Winning <ul><li>Computerworld Excellence Award </li></ul><ul><li>3M Award for innovation </li></ul>Twice !
    25. 29. Background <ul><li>2006 </li></ul><ul><li>At risk heritage resources </li></ul><ul><li>Loan but not have </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage sector struggling </li></ul><ul><li>Arts sector struggling </li></ul><ul><li>Scarcity of resources </li></ul><ul><li>Local solution to local problem </li></ul><ul><li>Community effort </li></ul>
    26. 30. Features <ul><li>Open source </li></ul><ul><li>Digital archive </li></ul><ul><li>Informal + Heritage sector + National </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Very popular </li></ul>
    27. 35. Big picture <ul><li>Digital Strategy : CPF </li></ul><ul><li>Content Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Aotearoa Peoples Network </li></ul><ul><li>National Digital Heritage Archive </li></ul><ul><li>Bridging Worlds - Singapore </li></ul><ul><li>IFLA - Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>LSyncNZ </li></ul><ul><li>Shared learning space MOE </li></ul>
    28. 36. Federated Searching <ul><li>Koha + Kete = Total online local solution </li></ul>but wait – there’s more …
    29. 41. Cost effectiveness of OS : Kete <ul><li>$250 k Initial development (through grants and donations) </li></ul><ul><li>$3 k Server hosting pa </li></ul><ul><li>$5 k - $10 k Ongoing pa enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>$1m + Spent on development since – not by us – because its Open Source! </li></ul>
    30. 42. HLT : Y2K <ul><li>$225 k - $400 k Proprietary system </li></ul><ul><li>$40 k pa Annual licence fees and support </li></ul><ul><li>$24 k pa Data lines </li></ul>
    31. 43. Koha <ul><li>$67 k Development 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>$ 8 k Upgrades (2000-2009: $80k) </li></ul><ul><li>$ 0 5 years of dial up </li></ul><ul><li>>$4 k per annum broadband </li></ul>
    32. 44. Comparison $1m $865 k - $1m Plus inflation $24k pa Plus inflation $40 k pa Plus inflation $225 - $400k Other $165 k $3.6 k pa (for 5 yrs) $8 k pa $67 k Koha Savings 1999-2009 Comms Per Annum Year 1
    33. 45. Shared Services <ul><li>LSyncNZ Big $$$ incl $39k pa leased lines </li></ul><ul><li>Neighbours spend on libraries per capita: </li></ul><ul><li>PN $87.94 </li></ul><ul><li>Kapiti $74.19 </li></ul><ul><li>Horowhenua $32.59 </li></ul>
    34. 46. Koha 2009- <ul><li>$30 k Development & upgrades pa </li></ul><ul><li>$ 4 k Broadband pa (not $39k) </li></ul><ul><li>$50k Major upgrade 5 yrly. </li></ul>
    35. 47. Benefits <ul><li>Affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Better </li></ul><ul><li>Community Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Community Pride </li></ul>
    36. 48. Providing an excellent community driven library service in Horowhenua since 1997.

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