[OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Presenting at LinuxFest Northwest

Deanna Frazee dfrazee at ci.killeen.tx.us
Fri Mar 28 12:32:12 EDT 2008

I think a comparison of support for a traditional ILS and for an
open-source ILS would be very interesting to participants.  A lot of
ILS's have come and gone, often due to vendor mergers, and those who
have been burned are looking for ways to avoid that in the future.
Plus, with an open-source system you don't have to wait for your
enhancement to be voted on and the tucked into next year's schedule,
then ignored when they got stuck on another problem, ad nauseum.  You
either do it yourself, hire someone to do, or hope someone does and is
willing to share.

Of course, I may be biased in thinking that people want to know the
longterm viability of the system.  I'm one of those that got burned.

Deanna Frazee
Killeen City Library System
(254) 501-8995
(254) 501-7704 (fax)
dfrazee at ci.killeen.tx.us
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> general-bounces at list.georgialibraries.org] On Behalf Of Paul Bartell
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> Subject: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Presenting at LinuxFest Northwest
> Hey. Im going to be presenting a talk about FOSS in libraries, and am
> probably going to focus a lot on evergreen. This brings up the
> question of what exactly do you think people would be interested in
> seeing at such a conference.
> I was thinking of giving an overview of what Evergreen/open-ils is,
> and overview the costs of tradidtional ils' and compare those prices
> to prices of evergreen support companies.
> The ill go over installation and demo usage of evergreen.
> does anyone have any more ideas of what i should talk about? possibly
> how GPLS sort of instigated its creation?
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