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Accessible Unlicensed Requires Authentication Published by De Gruyter Saur September 25, 2013

Why Migrate to an Open Source ILS? Librarians with Adoption Experience Share their Reasons and Experiences

Vandana Singh
From the journal Libri

Abstract

Interest in migrating to open source software integrated library systems (OSS ILSs) continues to grow in libraries. In this research, twenty librarians who have worked in institutions that migrated to OSS ILS, or are in the process of migrating, were interviewed about resources for research and reasons an OSS ILS was chosen, including cost-effectiveness, ease of use, community and vendor support options, flexibility and customization, compatibility with other software, and an “ethic of sharing.” Librarians can find additional information at an online information portal created from this research at http://www.opensourceils.com.

Published Online: 2013-09-25
Published in Print: 2013-09-24

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