Lack of technology skills seems to be a recurring theme here. 21st century Librarians shouldn't lack any technology skills. Those that do need to get them or look for another career.; or they are just hurting the patrons and institutions they serve. 


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> On Aug 11, 2013, at 8:10 PM, stuart yeates <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> On 12/08/13 12:20, Andrew Darby wrote:
>> I don't get this argument at all.  Why is it "counter productive to try to
>> look at open source alternatives" if the vendor's option is relatively
>> cheap?  Why wouldn't you investigate all options?
> If you have no in-house technical capability, the cost of looking at an open source alternative can easily outweigh the multi-year licensing fee.
> cheers
> stuart
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> Stuart Yeates
> Library Technology Services