There's not a lock-in issue with LibGuides, because it's used to host
pathfinders. Those are supposed to be periodically revisited. One of the
big problems is that librarians will start a guide and never finish, or
make one then never maintain it. Periodically deleting everything is a
good thing for pathfinders and subject guides, and people should do it
anyway. No one's talking about tools for digital archives, which have lock
in issues and are way more expensive.
On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM, Thomas Krichel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Andrew Darby writes
> > I don't get this argument at all.
> I breathe a sigh of relief. I didn't understand it either, but
> I blamed my brain fog.
> > Maybe the vendor option makes sense, maybe the open source option
> > does.
> The vendor option may be based on it just hosting the open source
> option. I do that sort of thing. LibGuides don't seem to do that,
> as they appear to have their own proprietary software.
> Wilhelmina Randtke writes:
> > I also don't see vendor lock in issues in LibGuides, since the research
> > guides concept includes routine change and replacing content.
> No lock in because you can rewrite everything? Hmm...
> Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel