LIS Open Source Bibliography

Compiled by Goutam Biswas



This article has written by Richard Boss and is an overview of why libraries are considering “open source” integrated library system software.  Boss provides a discussion of the advantages of open source software as well as a list of 12 open source ILS products that are currently available, information on evaluation of these and brief descriptions about the options of each of the 12 products.


This is a review of Guide #9 titled “Open Source Software for Libraries” that has been published by the Library & Information Technology Association of the American Library Association.  The Indiana State Library has this item available to borrow via ILL. [QA 76.76 .S46 O64 2002]


This is the home page for Pines.  Below find instructions for how to access the Georgia Pines Evergreen catalog of holdings.


This is an article from Library Journal titled “Evergreen:  Your Homegrown ILS; An in-house team successfully competes with commercial vendors in the library automation sphere” by Jonathan Weber, published December 15, 2006.  This article provides an overview of the inception and development of Evergreen.


This is a Power Point presentation that was presented at the New Jersey Library Association Conference on April 25, 2007 by Edward Corrado from the College of New Jersey.  The title is “Models for Open Source Integrated Library Systems”.  There are 31 slides; however, the text of Mr. Corrado’s speech is not included.


This is a set of notes from a meeting called by the Ohio State Library for libraries in that state who were affected by the SirsiDynix announcement regarding Horizon 8.0.


This is an informative summary about public libraries in Georgia in 2005.


This is a definition of “open source” presented by the Open Source Initiative.



A white paper titled ”Why Open Source Software / Free Software [OSS/FS, FLOSS, or FOSS)? Look at the Numbers!” By David Wheeler, Revised as of April 16, 2007.  This has loads of technical information as well as some easy to understand information.  There should be something for almost everyone here about the open source concept.






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