Research and identify open source
library management systems for
installation and further
investigation
Unlocking Librarie...
Library Management System Development Status
ABCD In Development
BiblioteQ Production/Stable
e-library Historic/Abandoned
...
Predefined selection criteria
 Scalable
 Transparent cost of
ownership
 Flexible structure
 Core functionality
 Matur...
Library Management System Development Status
ABCD In Development
BiblioteQ Production/Stable
e-library Historic/Abandoned
...
FOSS
Tristan Müller, (2011) "How to choose a free and open
source integrated library system“.
1. Community
2. Licensing
3....
Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
Library Management System Level of maturity
BiblioteQ inactive
Evergree...
Practitioner discussions
Bloomsbury Group - Kuali OLE
SEDAR Consortium - Evergreen
Staffordshire University
Dublin Busines...
Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
Function/module Evergreen Koha
Administrative interface X X
Reports and...
Koha
 Hybrid approach catering for individual libraries and
consortia.
 Operates on Linux and Windows.
 Development cos...
Koha and integration
Library
management
system
Student
records VLE
Student IT
management
Discovery
service
Library
website...
Koha catalogue demo from
ByWater Solutions
Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwFa...
If Carlsberg made LMS’…
Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
 Opportunity to shape functionality
 Determin...
Roadmap
Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
 U-Lib installation now live at GlasgowClyde
[Cardonald Campus...
Challenges
Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
 Identify and implement a ‘best fit’ platform based
on exis...
Points of Reference
Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
 FOSS4LIB - https://foss4lib.org/
 Library Techno...
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Unlocking Libraries: ULib practitioners workshop

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Presentation delivered as part of the ULib practitioners workshop at City of Glasgow College, Thu 14 August, 2014. Presented by George Harkins, City of Glasgow College and Penny Robertson, Jisc RSC Scotland.

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Unlocking Libraries: ULib practitioners workshop

  1. 1. Research and identify open source library management systems for installation and further investigation Unlocking Libraries (ULib)City of Glasgow College
  2. 2. Library Management System Development Status ABCD In Development BiblioteQ Production/Stable e-library Historic/Abandoned Evergreen Production/Stable Koha Production/Stable Koha Plus Historic/Abandoned Koha Stow Extras Historic/Abandoned MiniSOPULI Idea/Concept NewGenLib Production/Stable Next-L Enju Production/Stable OPALS Production/Stable Open Library Environment (OLE) by Kuali Production/stable OpenBiblio In Development OtomiGenX Historic/Abandoned phpMyLibrary Historic/Abandoned PMB Production/Stable Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) Production/Stable Web Librarian Production/Stable
  3. 3. Predefined selection criteria  Scalable  Transparent cost of ownership  Flexible structure  Core functionality  Mature system  Product development roadmap  Underpinning code customisable  Data migration strategy  Data format flexibility  No licensing restrictions Unlocking Libraries (ULib)City of Glasgow College
  4. 4. Library Management System Development Status ABCD In Development BiblioteQ Production/Stable e-library Historic/Abandoned Evergreen Production/Stable Koha Production/Stable Koha Plus Historic/Abandoned Koha Stow Extras Historic/Abandoned MiniSOPULI Idea/Concept NewGenLib Production/Stable Next-L Enju Production/Stable OPALS Production/Stable Open Library Environment (OLE) by Kuali Production/stable OpenBiblio In Development OtomiGenX Historic/Abandoned phpMyLibrary Historic/Abandoned PMB Production/Stable Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) Production/Stable Web Librarian Production/Stable
  5. 5. FOSS Tristan Müller, (2011) "How to choose a free and open source integrated library system“. 1. Community 2. Licensing 3. Functionality Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
  6. 6. Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College Library Management System Level of maturity BiblioteQ inactive Evergreen sustainable Koha sustainable NewGenLib emerging Open Library Environment(OLE) by Kuali sustainable OPALS emerging Senayan Library Management System (SLiMS) emerging
  7. 7. Practitioner discussions Bloomsbury Group - Kuali OLE SEDAR Consortium - Evergreen Staffordshire University Dublin Business School Koha Scottish Poetry Library Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
  8. 8. Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College Function/module Evergreen Koha Administrative interface X X Reports and statistical management X X Acquisitions [EDI] X X Ecommerce x x Circulation X X Student Records Management X X LDAP X X Self-Issue X X RFID X X SIP2 X X Installation and migration X X Consortia/single instance Consortia only X Hosting options and service level agreement flexibility X X Library catalogue X X Cataloguing [Authorities Management, z39.50] X X Bibliographic data formats [MARC21, MARCXML, RSS] X X Future bibliographic format support [FRBR, RDA] FRBR in devt X Serial management X X Reading lists rebus:list integration ( rebus:list integration Faceted searching X X Discovery searching VuFind VuFind Interface flexibility (library app, mobile site) Possible (may be location specific issues within consortia) X Integrated Web Services/API Not standard but community driven Not standard but community driven
  9. 9. Koha  Hybrid approach catering for individual libraries and consortia.  Operates on Linux and Windows.  Development costs  All basic and core LMS functionality available in Koha  Scope to ‘share’ future costs with other Koha installations in the UK/Ireland  Integration possibilities with other systems. Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College
  10. 10. Koha and integration Library management system Student records VLE Student IT management Discovery service Library website Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College Finance systems
  11. 11. Koha catalogue demo from ByWater Solutions Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwFaYp1T514
  12. 12. If Carlsberg made LMS’… Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College  Opportunity to shape functionality  Determine the cost of ownership  A model that encompasses migration to maturity  Scalable, flexible and integrated where appropriate
  13. 13. Roadmap Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College  U-Lib installation now live at GlasgowClyde [Cardonald Campus]  Set up a suitable test structure  Identify core workflows and areas of development  Collaborative environment to share ideas and feedback
  14. 14. Challenges Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College  Identify and implement a ‘best fit’ platform based on existing proprietary workflows and coding.  Establish a cost of ownership and support model which appeals to the sector.  Learning Curve [constant] vTime [diminishing]  Support / interest from the sector.
  15. 15. Points of Reference Unlocking Libraries (ULib) City of Glasgow College  FOSS4LIB - https://foss4lib.org/  Library Technology Guides - http://www.librarytechnology.org/  Koha Live Demo - http://koha-community.org/demo/  Evergreen Live Demo - http://evergreen- ils.org/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=community_servers  Kuali OLE - http://demo.ole.kuali.org/portal.do?selectedTab=oleMaintenance  ULib Implementation - http://nglkoha.glasgowclyde.ac.uk  …and finally……Slims DevelopmentTeam Theme Song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UoxsFbd3Rg  Presentation - http://slidesha.re/1l2G8du

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