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NDSA-INFRASTRUCTURE  January 2012, Week 3

NDSA-INFRASTRUCTURE January 2012, Week 3

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Re: LYRASIS Launches FOSS4LIB To Provide Guidance To Libraries About Open Source Software

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Karen Cariani <[log in to unmask]>

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The NDSA infrastructure working group list <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 18:02:22 +0000

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Mmm - enhance it?  Give us ahead start?  A platform to add to?

Also not sure this is focusing on digital preservation.  Most library
needs are around access.

On 1/20/12 9:02 AM, "Priscilla Caplan" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>How does this affect our open source project?
>
>p
>
>On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM, Peter Murray <[log in to unmask]
><mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>    Please pass this along and send me an e-mail if you would like to
>    sign up for an introductory session in-person at ALA or via free
>    webinar later in January and February.
>
>
>    ATLANTA ­ (January 18, 2012) ­ LYRASIS is pleased to announce the
>    launch of FOSS4LIB (Free/Open Source Software for Libraries), a
>    website dedicated to providing guidance about open source software
>    for the library community.
>
>    With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, LYRASIS
>    Technology Services is leveraging the expertise of its open source
>    development team and consulting staff to help librarians and
>    technologists navigate through the planning, decision-making and
>    implementation processes associated with open source. ³Open source
>    software enables libraries to improve their services in
>    cost-effective ways. Through the FOSS4LIB website, library
>    professionals will be able to more effectively assess and meet the
>    needs of their staff and users through open source,² said Kate
>    Nevins, Executive Director of LYRASIS.
>
>    FOSS4LIB offers a set of Decision Support Tools for the library
>    community to assess open source readiness and related decisions. The
>    tools include:
>
>            € a self-paced survey to determine the best open source
>    hosting option;
>            € a list of questions that helps libraries understand open
>    source software requirements and how to integrate with their larger
>    institutional technology environments;
>            € a list of factors that impact the true cost of
>    implementing open source; and
>            € a document to guide the final software package selection.
>
>    The site also details current information about open source software
>    service providers, events and usage. Through its open source
>    software registry, FOSS4LIB enables providers to highlight their
>    software packages and benefits, libraries to submit firsthand
>    experience with open source software, and users to learn about open
>    source software updates and releases.
>
>    FOSS4LIB is accessible at http://foss4lib.org/. Software package
>    creators, service providers and library professionals are encouraged
>    to add their contact information to the registry. LYRASIS is
>    providing additional information about this free online resource via
>    free webinars and online classes, and will present overviews at the
>    ALA Midwinter Conference.
>
>            € January 21st from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CST), City Center
>    Marriott Somerset Room
>            € January 22nd from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CST), City Center
>    Marriott Bordeaux Room
>
>
>
>    --
>    Peter Murray
>    Assistant Director, Technology Services Development
>    LYRASIS
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>
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>    www.lyrasis.org <http://www.lyrasis.org>
>
>    LYRASIS: Great Libraries. Strong Communities. Innovative Answers.
>
>
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>lotherdiscussion.cfm
>
>
>
>
>-- 
>
>"Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole
>staircase."   --Martin Luther King, Jr.
>
>
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