New Library Technology Paradigms: OS vs. Black Box vs. Hybrids

Saturday, June 23 , 2012 - 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Anaheim Convention Center, Room 206A.

Some libraries build Open Source products, some use them and some think the 
cost is too high and choose to purchase out of the box solutions or build 
hybrid systems.  How do libraries make the choice to develop OS projects, when 
they do, how do they build communities to support their continued development?  
How do libraries make the choice to use OS solutions when they may have limited 
staff available?  What are the trade-offs, benefits and pitfalls of building 
something in house, using an existing OS solution, buying something out of the 
box or building a hybrid solution.   Our panelists, Peter Murray from LYRASIS, 
Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University 
Medical Library and Megan Banasek, Systems & Applications Librarian at Pacific 
University will talk about how and why they build systems, what drives their 
decision making processes, and how they support their decisions, both in the 
short and long term.

Stu Baker
Associate University Librarian
for Library Technology
Northwestern University Library<>

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