Managing Electronic Resources with Open Source Software

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Date created: 
2012-02-21
Keywords: 
Open source
erm
library
Abstract: 

The Simon Fraser University Library has been a leader in developing open source solutions for libraries for more than a decade.  This session will provide an overview of the complex world of library systems (Link Resolvers, Knowledgebases, Integrated Library Systems, Electronic Resource Management Systems, Discovery Services, Off-campus authentication systems) used by the modern academic library to efficiently manage electronic resources.  The session will present perspectives from two libraries using a mix of open source and commercial options.

Some topics that will be addressed include interoperability issues between systems, especially the exchange of information between proprietary and open-source software, customer support when relying on an open source community, barriers to adopting open source software, and key advantages of using open source software in libraries.

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Presented during the 2012 Timberline Acquisitions Conference on May 21, 2012 at the Timberline Lodge, Oregon.

Language: 
English
Document type: 
Conference presentation
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