Friday, May 11, 2007

Open Source Software in Ohio's Libraries

I recently discovered that last month there was a meeting hosted by the State Library of Ohio about the future of ILS software and they're seriously examining the possibility of open source solutions (which I personally think is awesome).

Meeting minutes:
"Librarians share a similar concept of property with open source, that of stewardship and distribution. "

An OPLIN podcast:

Even more about OSS in libraries:

Two articles about libraries that have already taken the plunge:
"The open source movement and libraries have a lot in common, not the least of which is the belief in free and open access to ideas and information. "

Furher discussion on a blog set up for this new initiative: