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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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