Session Title

Little Library That Could: How Switching to Open Source Enabled Us to Better Serve Patrons

Description

From 2011-2012, Ripon College transitioned from proprietary library systems to the open-source Koha ILS and CUFTS link resolver. This session will provide a road map for others considering open source; we’ll cover the benefits and limitations of open-source software, the options we considered, strategies for getting buy in from key stakeholders, and ways to ease the transition for patrons. We’ll include a hands-on demonstration of both the front- and back-ends of Koha and CUFTS.

Start Date

20-3-2013 3:45 PM

End Date

20-3-2013 4:45 PM

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Little Library That Could: How Switching to Open Source Enabled Us to Better Serve Patrons

From 2011-2012, Ripon College transitioned from proprietary library systems to the open-source Koha ILS and CUFTS link resolver. This session will provide a road map for others considering open source; we’ll cover the benefits and limitations of open-source software, the options we considered, strategies for getting buy in from key stakeholders, and ways to ease the transition for patrons. We’ll include a hands-on demonstration of both the front- and back-ends of Koha and CUFTS.