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Koha Services from LibLime. Nicole C. Engard, Open Source Evangelist [email protected] http://liblime.com. Outline. LibLime What is Open Source? Demos Open Discussion. The leader in open-source solutions for libraries. Athens County Public Libraries.

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Koha services from liblime

Koha Services from LibLime

Nicole C. Engard,

Open Source Evangelist

[email protected]

http://liblime.com


Outline

Outline

  • LibLime

  • What is Open Source?

  • Demos

  • Open Discussion


Koha services from liblime

The leader in open-source solutions for libraries


Athens county public libraries

Athens County Public Libraries


First library in the us to adopt an open source ils koha

First Library in the US to Adopt an Open Source ILS: Koha


Intensely frustrated

Intensely Frustrated

  • Libraries slow to adopt open source

  • No Support was the most common objection

  • An Open Source Software Company seemed the most practical approach


Koha services from liblime

It all started with an idea: open access to ideas and information not only builds better libraries, it builds better software too.


Koha services from liblime

Integrated Library Systems

Meta-Search

Digital Library


It s all open source

Its all Open Source!

  • You steer development!

  • Features can be implemented in days and weeks, not years and decades

  • You can share your solutions with other libraries


Growth patterns

Growth Patterns

  • 400% growth three years running

  • Incorporated January 2005, 1 full-time employee, 1 customer

  • September 2008, 24 employees, over 400 customers and 120 contracts


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Our Customers

supports hundreds of libraries around the globe. Our customers include: library consortia, academic and research institutions, public libraries, museum and special libraries, K-12 schools, enterprise corporations and government and non-profit organizations.


Consortia using koha

Consortia using Koha

  • Crawford County Federated Library System

    • 9 member libraries; 246,616 items; 518,382 annual circulation

  • Independently Cooperating Ashtabula Network (ICAN)

    • 6 member libraries; 166,597 bibs

  • Westchester Academic Library Directors Organization (WALDO)

    • 15 member libraries migrating to Koha

  • Central Kansas Library System

    • 31 member libraries

  • Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority (INCOLSA)

    • 30 member libraries

  • MassCat

    • 100+ member libraries

  • Northeast Kansas Library System

    • 116 member libraries


Strategic partnerships

Strategic Partnerships


What is open source

What is Open Source?

Open source software is software that users have the ability to run, distribute, study and modify for any purpose.

This permits users to use, change, and improve the software, and to redistribute it in modified or unmodified form.

Open source software is often developed over the Internet in a collaborative manner.


What is open source1

What is Open Source?

55% of US Companies use OSS for Mission Critical applications -- Forester Research


What is open source2

What is Open Source?

Why So Popular?


Why so popular

Why so Popular?

Reliability through Peer Review


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Why so Popular?

Reliability through Peer Review

No Vendor Lock-in


Koha services from liblime

Why so Popular?

Reliability through Peer Review

No Vendor Lock-in

User-centric Development


Koha services from liblime

Why so Popular?

Reliability through Peer Review

No Vendor Lock-in

User-centric Development

Freedom to Innovate


Koha services from liblime

Why so Popular?

Reliability through Peer Review

No Vendor Lock-in

User-centric Development

Freedom to Innovate

Zero License Fees


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Software is a service industry operating under the delusion that it is a manufacturing industry

-- Raymond, Eric,

The Cathedral and the Bazaar


How much would you pay for a horizon 8 0 license

How much would you pay for a Horizon 8.0 license?


The value of software hinges on maintainability

The Value of Software Hinges on Maintainability


Open source in libraries

Open Source in Libraries

Open Source hasnt been

as widely adopted in libraries as in the business world.


Open source in libraries1

Is there support?

Do I have to skimp on features?

Isnt Open Source risky?

Open Source in Libraries

Common questions libraries have:


Open source in libraries2

Open Source in Libraries

Is there support?

  • This is where LibLime comes in.

  • Phone Support

  • Email Support

  • Chat Rooms

  • Instant Messaging

  • Mailing Lists

  • Online Documentation

  • Worldwide User Community


Open source in libraries3

Open Source in Libraries

Do I have to skimp on features?

  • Open Source developers follow the rule of Release early and release often

  • Users vote with their dollars

  • LibLime has a dedicated business analyst and development staff to respond immediately to customer sponsored development projects


Open source in libraries4

Open Source in Libraries

Isnt Open Source Risky?

  • Several Levels of Risk to consider:

  • Software security issues

    • Open source is just as secure if not more secure than proprietary systems because of its transparency

  • Company mergers and acquisitions

    • Because you own the code to your system you are not tied to one support source and will never be left without support


  • Koha services from liblime

    The Koha Project

    2003

    NPL goes live in 2003 with a bold claim:

    Within the next few years, our web site will offer some of the best online library services available anywhere in the world.

    Stephen Hedges, Director


    Koha services from liblime

    The Koha ILS:Continued

    • Fully web-based ILS

    • Offers same features as the proprietary ILS

    • Software available for free

    • Support and customization available at reasonable prices

    • Data is yours!

    http://liblime.com

    http://koha.org


    Lets take a look

    Lets take a look!

    • http://public.demo.kohalibrary.com/

    • http://public-staff.demo.kohalibrary.com/


    Koha services from liblime

    Demo


    Thank you

    Thank You

    Nicole C. Engard,

    Open Source Evangelist

    [email protected]

    http://liblime.com


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