Open Source Library Software

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Open Source Library Software

  1. 1. chris hammond-thrasher
  2. 2. i am a librarian
  3. 3. fantasy
  4. 4. borrowers books loans
  5. 5. borrowers items loans titles authors subjects
  6. 6. reality
  7. 7. front office finding
  8. 8. front office finding getting
  9. 9. front office finding getting who has what when?
  10. 10. back office inventory
  11. 11. back office inventory decision support
  12. 12. back office describing inventory decision support
  13. 13. back office describing inventory customer lists decision support
  14. 14. back office describing buying inventory customer lists decision support
  15. 15. back office describing buying inventory customer lists decision support money
  16. 16. the main USP library system has 200+ tables in its database, runs on a pair of quad-core powered IBM servers with 6 drives each, and manages all major functions of the library
  17. 17. open source library software PacINET 2008
  18. 18. koha
  19. 19. koha is an integrated library management system for managing all major functions of a physical library
  20. 20. greenstone
  21. 21. greenstone is a digital library management system – essentially a document management system for final, catalogued, electronic publications.
  22. 22. what's the diff?
  23. 23. front office GK G K finding getting who has what when?
  24. 24. back office K K GK K K K describing buying inventory customer lists decision support money
  25. 25. koha facts <ul><li>koha means “gift” similar to Fijian “savusavu” </li></ul><ul><li>license: gpl </li></ul><ul><li>Technologies: apache (others are ok), perl, zebra (index data), yaz (index data), MARC::Record, Net::Z3950::ZOOM, MySQL (or PostgreSQL), OAI support </li></ul><ul><li>client: web </li></ul><ul><li>server: linux with a delayed windows port </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific installs: CINL, www.nelsonlibrary.ws </li></ul>
  26. 26. greenstone facts <ul><li>named after “New Zealand jade” </li></ul><ul><li>license: gpl </li></ul><ul><li>driven by the Waikato comp sci department </li></ul><ul><li>technologies: apache (others are ok), perl, java, mg/mg++, ghostscript, assorted open source conversion tools, OAI support </li></ul><ul><li>client: web, java applet or application </li></ul><ul><li>server: linux or windows or mac </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific installs: SPC library, PADDLE, USP Pacific governance portal </li></ul>
  27. 27. Links <ul><li>www.koha.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.greenstone.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.indexdata.dk </li></ul><ul><li>www.nelsonlibrary.ws </li></ul><ul><li>www.paddle.usp.ac.fj </li></ul>chris hammond-thrasher usp library systems manager [email_address] [email_address] http://dfiji.blogspot.com/

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