slide1 l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Open Source Library Automation Systems PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Open Source Library Automation Systems

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 28

Open Source Library Automation Systems - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 376 Views
  • Uploaded on

Internet Librarian 2004 Monterey, CA November 16, 2004 Session B201 Edward M. Corrado Rider University Libraries ecorrado@library.rider.edu. Open Source Library Automation Systems. Definitions: Open Source Software. Open Source Software (OSS) A specific set of software licenses.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Open Source Library Automation Systems' - cala


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1
Internet Librarian 2004

Monterey, CA

November 16, 2004

Session B201

Edward M. Corrado

Rider University Libraries

ecorrado@library.rider.edu

Open Source Library Automation Systems
definitions open source software
Definitions: Open Source Software
  • Open Source Software (OSS)
  • A specific set of software licenses.
  • Open Source doesn't just mean access to the source code. That is an important part of it, but not all of it.
definitions free software
Definitions: Free Software
  • Free Software “is software that comes with permission for anyone to use, copy, and distribute, either verbatim or with modifications, either gratis or for a fee. In particular, this means that source code must be available.”
definitions examples of free open source software
Definitions/Examples of Free/Open Source Software
  • Linux
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • Perl /PHP
  • LAMP
  • Library Automation System / Library Management System (LMS)
why do people release their lms as open source software
Why Do People Release Their LMS as Open Source Software?
  • Don't want to be in the business of marketing/selling/supporting a LMS
  • “Future proofed” against company going out of business
  • The more librarians and programmers around that work on/with your LMS, the better it becomes
  • “The justification to that question is quite simple: Open Source has vision, both to project itself and to the customer”
how is this different from the home grown lms of the past
How is this different from the “Home Grown” LMS of the past
  • Programmers can “lend” programming material
  • “Commodity” software libraries and compilers are available at no cost
  • Many building blocks are already completed and waiting to be used
  • Because it is Open Source, many “eyes” from around the world can work to improve the software
slide7
Koha
  • http://www.koha.org
  • First Open Source LMS
  • Developed originally by the Horowhenua Library Trust and Katipo Communications
  • Currently has developers around the world
  • Translations made (or being made) into Polish, French, Chinese, and more.
  • Koha is used around the world
  • Under active development (ver. 2.0 just released)
emilda
Emilda
  • http://www.emilda.org
  • Developed in Finland by Realnode
  • Uses mainly PHP, MySQL, XML, Zebra, Yaz, Perl
  • Released under GNU GPL
  • 100% MARC compatible using Zebra
  • Customizable template based layout
phpmylibrary
PhpMyLibrary
  • http://phpmylibrary.sourceforge.net/
  • Developed in the Philippines
  • “Strictly follows US MARC standard”
  • Test installs with up to 500,000 items
openbiblio
OpenBiblio
  • http://obiblio.sourceforge.net/
  • OpenBiblio is an easy to use, open source, automated library system
  • Requires PHP, mySQL, and a web server (Apache)
  • Runs on Windows and Linux
  • OPAC, circulation, cataloging, reporting, and staff administration functionality
avanti microlcs
Avanti MicroLCS
  • http://www.avantilibrarysystems.com
  • Developed by Peter Schlumpf (starting in 1998)
  • Release 1.0 just around the corner (coding done, just working on packaging and documentation)
  • 100% pure Java
  • Goal is a system that requires minimal expertise to install and manage
other oss lms
Other OSS LMS
  • PMB: phpmybibli
  • Gnuteca – A Brazilian OSS LMS
  • OPALS-NA – Open Source Library Automation System – North America
  • LearningAccess ILS - Open Source Integrated Library System
  • There are also OSS digital library projects such as Greenstone and one designed just for data called Virtual Data Center.
support for your open source library management system
Support for your Open Source Library Management System
  • Commercial support is available
  • Developer support
  • Community support
    • E-mail lists
    • IRC channels
  • Self support
differences between oss and proprietary lms
Differences between OSS and Proprietary LMS
  • Hard to generalize, but.....
  • OSS LMS are not as complex
  • OSS LMS modules are mostly web based
  • OSS LMS are easier to evaluate
differences between oss and proprietary lms27
Differences between OSS and Proprietary LMS
  • OSS LMS are easier to customize (including reports)
  • Proprietary LMS normally has more features
  • Costs
  • OSS LMS have more flexible support options
slide28
Edward M. Corrado

Rider University Libraries

ecorrado@library.rider.edu

http://library.rider.edu/scholarly/ecorrado/il2004/

Open Source Library Automation Systems: Q & A