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