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New website offers a starting point for librarians interested in Open Source Integrated Library Systems

Press Release: University of Tennessee [August 6, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 University of Tennessee

Abstract: A new website, Open Source ILS, is now available as a resource for librarians and anyone interested in open source software integrated library systems (OSS ILS). The website is the product of a multi-year IMLS grant-funded study of technical support options for proprietary and open source ILS. It offers best practices gleaned from interviews with open source ILS adopters on subjects such as evaluating, migrating to, and customizing and maintaining these systems.


A new website, Open Source ILS (http://opensourceils.com), is now available as a resource for librarians and anyone interested in open source software integrated library systems (OSS ILS). The website is the product of a multi-year IMLS grant-funded study of technical support options for proprietary and open source ILS. It offers best practices gleaned from interviews with open source ILS adopters on subjects such as evaluating, migrating to, and customizing and maintaining these systems.

While conducting their study, researchers found that although there are a number of resources available about OSS ILS, finding them is not easy and requires visits to several different websites to compile information. Open Source ILS is an effort to create a portal that will contain useful information about different systems and the steps necessary to migrate to these systems. This website is the first to consolidate resources on systems such as Evergreen and Koha in a single place.

Links to additional information are included for each subject. These sources include vendor websites, community documentation, and technical support resources. Other features of the website include an internal blog, forum, and screencast tutorials.

For more information, please visit the website at http://opensourceils.com.

The School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is recognized nationally and internationally as an interdisciplinary program of excellence in the information sciences. It is located at 451 Communications Building, 1345 Circle Park Drive, Knoxville, TN, 37996.

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Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:August 6, 2012
Publisher:University of Tennessee
Company: University of Tennessee
Record Number:17195
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-09-07 09:36:29