I just finished putting together a one day Nercomp Library/IT conference on
open source for library. The webpage and advertising will start in a few
days. You can read about the program at the end of the email.
I have the option to organize a one day hands-on training the day after the
conference. I am curious to know if you think there is a need for this
kind of training? If so, what one or two program/s are the most important
and beneficial to start with for people who are interested in getting into
Open Source movement?
Associate University Librarian
What does Open Source have to do with Libraries?
April 25th, 2001
At Wesleyan University
Downey House, 294 High Street, Middletown, CT
If you have ever used the Internet, you have used open source
software. The concept of software programs that belong to everyone shares
a striking similarity to the value of libraries as a collection of shared
resources. It is surprising, therefore, that the library IT community has
not embraced the concept of open source software as quickly as they might.
This workshop is designed to give you an idea of what Open Source is and
what kind of software is available for libraries. By bringing together some
of the creators and adopters, you will have a chance to talk to peoples who
are involved in both side of this endeavor. You will learn what is required
to make the software available and what it takes to adopt a program.
Hopefully, you will also see how you and your institution might benefit
from the Open Source movement.
8:30-9:15 Registration and Coffee
9:15- 9:20: Introduction: Rachel Cheng, Associate University Librarian,
9:20-10:00 Open Source for Libraries and update to Jake (Jointly
Administered Knowledge Environment)
Speaker: Dan Chudnov, <dchud@...>
10:00- 10:30 Jake at Notre Dame
Donna Stevenson, stevenson.20@..., at Notre Dame.
10:30- 10:50 Questions and Answers
10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:40 MyLibrary at University of Michigan
Speaker: Tony Castelletto, dagoski@...
11:40- Noon Questions and Answers
Noon- 1:20 Lunch
1:20- 2:00 Prospero: a Web-based document delivery system designed as a
complement to the Ariel (R) software system.
Speaker: Eric Schnell, schnell.9@...
2:00- 2:30 Prospero at Connecticut College
Laurie, Lilienthal , Web Administrator, Information Services, Connecticut
Brigit Pupillo, CTW/ILL Supervisor, Library, Connecticut
2:30- 2: 45 Questions and Answers
2: 45- 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3: 40 Avanti: an Open Source Integrated Library System and API
(Application Programmer's Interface)
Speaker: Peter Schlumpf, schlumpf@... ,
North Suburban Library System in Wheeling, Illinois
3:40- 4:00 Questions and Answers