Open Source ILS: High Risk or High Reward?

April 21–22, 2009 hosted by Rob Van Rennes and Clint Chamberlain

Over the past few years, many librarians have expressed dissatisfaction with our current ILS, citing inflexible systems, high costs, and lackluster vendor service. Some libraries have consequently pursued Open Source ILS such as OLE, Koha, and Evergreen. Join this e-forum to share your experiences with and your questions about Open Source ILS and your thoughts on the future of the traditional, proprietary ILS. We are particularly interested in hearing about experiences with the technical services aspects of Open Source ILS: acquisitions, management of continuing resources, and cataloging.

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Rob Van Rennes is at University of Iowa Libraries.

Clint Chamberlain is at University of Texas Libraries.