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Breaking the Barriers: Europe’s first conference on Open Source Software solutions for libraries

Press Release: Ken Chad Consulting [February 3, 2009]

Copyright (c) 2009 Ken Chad Consulting

Abstract: Ken Chad Consulting and PTFS Europe have partnered to present this ground breaking eventin London on 18th May 2009. Charles Leadbeater will present the keynote.


Ken Chad Consulting and PTFS Europe have partnered to present this ground breaking event in London on 18th May 2009. Charles Leadbeater will present the keynote.

Open source software is firmly established in many markets and is rapidly gaining ground in libraries. Nevertheless misunderstandings abound about the nature and costs of Open Source Software (OSS) solutions and how they can be best deployed. Open Source Library Management Systems are winning major customers in Public, Further and Higher Education,

Government and other libraries worldwide. However in some countries such as the UK progress has been slow. This conference will enable senior staff working in and for libraries to understand the wider context of OSS and its relevance and applicability to libraries. There will be practical advice from people who have deployed major OSS solutions in libraries.

The conference keynote speaker will be Charles Leadbeater. Charles is a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation strategy and drawn on that experience in writing his 2008 book ‘We-think: the power of mass creativity’, which charts the rise of mass, participative approaches to innovation from science and open source software, to computer games and political campaigning. In 2005 Charles was ranked by Accenture, the management consultancy, as one of the top management thinkers in the world.

The conference will be held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London on Monday 18th May 2009. Registration will open in March. If you would like further information contact either.

Ken Chad, Ken Chad Consulting Ltd

ken@kenchadconsulting.com
www.kenchadconsulting.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7788 727 845
16 Regency Court
Brentwood. Essex. CM14 4LU. UK

Grace Bays, PTFS Europe

grace.bays@ptfs-europe.com
www.ptfs-europe.com
Tel: +44 (0) 800 756 6803
54 Well Lane, Horsell
Woking, Surrey. GU21 4PP. UK

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Publication Year:2009
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:February 3, 2009
Publisher:Ken Chad Consulting
Company: Ken Chad Consulting
Record Number:13801
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Date Created:2009-02-05 17:41:57