Managing Electronic Resources with Open Source Software

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2012-02-21
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Author: Roën Janyk
Author: Sandra Wong
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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.
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