Marshall Breeding is an independent consultant, speaker, and author. He is the editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter and creator and editor of Library Technology Guides (https://librarytechnology.org). He has authored the annual “Library Systems Report” published most recently in American Libraries. He has also edited and authored several books, was formerly the director for innovative technology and research for the Vanderbilt University Library, and regularly teaches workshops and presents internationally at library conferences.
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Library Technology Reports, August/September 2017 (53:6)
While propriety software continues to dominate, open source solutions are presenting an alternative to libraries. This issue of Library Technology Reports provides you with an outline of the major open source integrated library systems and library services platforms and their influence on the broader library technology industry. The advantages and disadvantages of both open source and proprietary software will be explored in the report.
Breeding begins this issue of Library Technology Reports by presenting an overview of open source resource management solutions and introducing the current landscape of these products in the industry. The chapters following closely examine the open source resource management systems Koha, Evergreen, TIND, and FOLIO. The report concludes by exploring the impact of open source products on the library automation environment.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Koha: The Original Open Source ILS
Chapter 3: Evergreen
Chapter 4: Kuali OLE (defunct)
Chapter 5: FOLIO: A New Open Source Initiative
Chapter 6: Invenio, or the TIND ILS
Chapter 7: The Impact of Open Source Library Resource Management Systems