Advantages and Challenges of Open Source in the Classroom and Academic Libraries

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Advantages and Challenges of Open
Source in the Classroom and Academic
Libraries

Presented by Matthew Butler

05/03/11



10 criteria


Free redistribution


Source code available


Must permit source code modifications


May require that source code modifications be
renamed


No person or group may be discriminated against.


No cause or endeavor may be discriminated against.


Original license distributed.


Must not be specific to one product.


Must not restrict other software.


Must be technology neutral.





Generally cheap or free


Most software is available for download for free



Little to no licensing restrictions


In most cases, can be installed on any number of computers



In most cases, source code can be heavily modified for users
specific needs.



Access to source code allows users to modify the code
to fit specific needs



Easily customizable


Cross
-
platform functionality



Not always as “polished” as proprietary


Quality ranges from “industrial strength” to
amateurish


Support comes from the developer/user
community almost exclusively


Security concerns due to the open nature of
source code


Availability of source code can also identify
vulnerabilities


Free does not really mean free


Installation and implementation costs can be higher


ILS


Koha


Evergreen


CMS


Drupal


Plone


LMS


Moodle


West Liberty Public Library catalog


LibLime


Technical support for
Koha


Installation


Training


Hosting


Backup



Pricing based upon number of unique titles in collection.



Equinox


Technical support for Evergreen and
Koha


Hosting services


Software development


Training



Custom built open source programs, created by
the library or institution itself.



Visual Understanding Environment(VUE)


Content Mapping


Digital Content Organizer


Tufts University



daVinci

Open Library


Queens Library ILS