Nete is not open source (or not yet). I'm still figuring this out as I go.
When I started, I didn't really consider it, but over the course of
development I've become more open to the idea. I may not open source the
entire system, but instead specific modules/components or tools that we
create (similar to other tech startup models).
The model is annual-subscription based SaaS with it being supported by Nete
It is still too early in the development for me to make any promises about
what features will be available will be available on release candidate 1,
but I'm happy to provide an overview:
- Most importantly: a great user experience on both the patron and staff
- OPAC, cataloging, circulation, acquisitions (maybe post RC)
- Offline data synchronization with Nete databases
- SMS integration, social media integration (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter),
- Web/mobile based chat: staff-to-Nete, patron-to-staff, staff-to-staff,
patron-to-patron even (if you enable it)
- Enterprise search capabilities with fuzzy/relevance ordering across
multiple filters/databases (popular/physical/e-resource/etc)
- Analytics/reporting (maybe post RC)
Thanks for taking the time to reach out!
- Timothy Tavarez
On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 10:05 AM, Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Your web page mentions support of open source. Is Nete open source? If it
> is, is it being developed openly?
> What features will it have at release?
> How will it be supported?
> If it is not open source, what is its model?
> > On Feb 21, 2016, at 1:22 PM, Timothy Tavarez <[log in to unmask]>
> > Heya folks,
> > I'm Timothy Tavarez - founder of a small startup in Colorado Springs, CO
> > that is developing an ILS called Nete for public libraries. I'm hoping to
> > get some early feedback on all sorts of things, ranging from how we'll do
> > business all the way the product itself.
> > Nete is in alpha, but it has some pretty cool features that folks will
> > likely be interested in.
> > If anyone is interested, please let me know!
> > Timothy Tavarez
> > Founder
> > Nete
> > t.
> > 719-424-9820
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> > w.
> > http://nete.io
> > a.
> > 415 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO
> > <https://twitter.com/timothytavarez>