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Open Source Library Systems: The Current State of the Art

Library Technology Reports [August / September 2017]

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Abstract: While propriety software continues to dominate, open source solutions are presenting an alternative to libraries. This issue of Library Technology Reports provides you with an outline of the major open source integrated library systems and library services platforms and their influence on the broader library technology industry. The advantages and disadvantages of both open source and proprietary software will be explored in the report. Breeding begins this issue of Library Technology Reports by presenting an overview of open source resource management solutions and introducing the current landscape of these products in the industry. The chapters following closely examine the open source resource management systems Koha, Evergreen, TIND, and FOLIO. The report concludes by exploring the impact of open source products on the library automation environment.


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Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Technology Reports
Publication Info:Volume 53 Number 6
Issue:August / September 2017
Publisher:ALA TechSource
Series: Library Technology Reports
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
ISSN:0024-2586
Record Number:23089
Last Update:2018-03-27 06:58:35
Date Created:2017-12-08 11:22:00