Use of Open-Source Software to Enhance the Institution's Service

Title

Use of Open-Source Software to Enhance the Institution's Service

Description

Choosing the right Integrated Library Management Systems (ILMS) software is the most important step in the library automation process. To choose the right software librarians, need to analyze features in the module of each software and choose the ideal ILMS software for their libraries. Most of the proprietary software is efficient and evolves continuously with good customer support from the vendor. However, decreased funding for the small to medium sized academic library is driving these libraries from proprietary software to open source software. Open source Integrated Library System (ILS) provides a valuable substitute to proprietary systems. The key benefits of open source software include, free access, the source code is often available, and there is approval for modifying the software (code modification).
This presentation focus on open source software for an academic library with fewer than 15,000 students enrolled. Generally, small to mid-size academic libraries have fewer staff, resources, and funding to support proprietary software. Also, this presentation mentions about the pros and cons of the implementation of OSS and ends with guidelines for choosing appropriate software.

Creator

Gunasekaran, Poornima

Publisher

Chinese American Librarians Association

Date

2021-06-23

Format

application/pdf

Language

eng

Type

Poster; Text

Date Issued

2021-06-23

Bibliographic Citation

Gunasekaran, P. (2021). Use of open-source software to enhance the institution's service. The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Annual Conference 2021 poster session. Online. June 23, 2021.

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Files

Use of open-source software to enhance the institution's service.pdf

Citation

Gunasekaran, Poornima, “Use of Open-Source Software to Enhance the Institution's Service,” CALASYS - CALA Academic Resources & Repository System, accessed December 2, 2021, https://ir.cala-web.org/items/show/754.