Open Source for Libraries: Making rational choices between open source and traditionally licensed software
Copyright (c) 2008 Southeastern New York Library Resources Council
Abstract: Marshall Breeding will set the tone by examining the opportunities as well as the challenges that are encountered when embracing open source technologies. In the last couple of years, open source has entered the library automation scene in a big way. Breeding will talk about the major issues that libraries need to consider as they weigh open source and traditionally licensed ILS products, exploring the relative cost and risks of each alternative. He will give a brief overview of the products and companies that comprise this new sector of the ILS industry.