LIS Open Source Bibliography


Compiled by Goutam Biswas


Email: goutambiswas8@gmail.com

 

 

    http://www.ala.org/ala/pla/plapubs/technotes/OpenSource.doc

 

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.

 

     http://www.ala.org/ala/lita/litapublications/currentlitapubs/guideno9.cfm

 

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]

 

     http://www.open-ils.org/

 

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

 

     http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6396354.html

 

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. 

 

    http://www.tcnj.edu/~corrado/scholarly/njla2007/njla2007.pdf

 

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.

 

    http://www.winslo.state.oh.us/ilsminutes.html

 

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. 

 

   http://www.georgialibraries.org/files/current_look.pdf

 

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

 

     http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php

 

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

 

 

     http://www.dwheeler.com/oss_fs_why.html

 

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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