[Irtalk] IFLA-IT-2015 Conference: Registration open - Open Source: transforming information access in libraries

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue May 12 16:49:40 SAST 2015

Libraries have been early innovators and adopters of open source.

Systems like DSpace and Koha 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 software that are emerging.*  Projects such as
DSpace and Kuali include multi-institution collaboration as a method for
project funding and support, while Koha has 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

This pre-conference will comprise 4 concurrent workshops on the first day
and a full day session of papers, and is an opportunity for libraries
to *experience
current developments in open source for Big Data, Library Management,
Digital Libraries and Publication Management.*

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