[Duraspace] Call for Papers: Information Technology Section | IFLA | ​Theme: Open Source: Transforming Information Access in Libraries

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 13:18:10 SAST 2014

The Information Technology Section is seeking proposals for papers at a 2
day satellite conference at Stellenbosch University preceding the 2015 IFLA
congress at Cape Town.

Libraries have been early innovators and adopters of open source. The Koha
library management system is now 15 years old. DSpace is 12 years old. Both
are widely implemented in institutions of all sorts, and debate has largely
moved beyond the question of whether open source is good for libraries to
when and how to implement it and new generations of open source that are
emerging. Projects such as DSpace, Hydra and Kuali include
multi-institution collaboration as a method for project funding and
support, while Koha as built a rich, diverse community of contributors
around the world. Wide adoption of open source has encouraged innovative
approaches to open source in all aspects of library operation.

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