From: Dave Bretthauer <Dave.B<retthauer@uc...> - 2002-06-03 18:42:38
Please excuse the cross-postings.
The LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group will present the following
program Sunday June 16, 2002, 1:30-3:30, in the GWCC-B406/B407:
Automate your Library for Under $1000
While the primary target audience for this program is smaller libraries
which may not be familiar with open source software, these speakers will
present information of interest to any librarian who deals with library
automation issues at any level.
The official program description: Open source software presently exists
which can automate a small to medium-sized library for very little cost.
Come hear how this is possible with Linux, OpenBSD, and OpenBook. The issues
of real costs and support will be discussed, as well as how open source
integrated library systems compare with their proprietary counterparts.
Information Access Program
Learning Access Institute
Beauregard Parish Public Library
and Beauregard Parish School Board
Meadville Public Library
Hope you can attend.
Vice-Chair, LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group
Network Services Librarian
University of Connecticut Libraries
369 Fairfield Rd, U1005SY
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
Voice: (860) 486-6494
Fax: (860) 486-2184
I won't be there, but I am very curious about the subject matter. In
particular, about OpenBook? I have a personal vision of library
automation in a box; much as Cobalt provides semi-configured RedHat
servers for ISPs, so servers could be prebuilt with a library
automation system. The three candidates I've been trying to keep tabs
on are Avanti, OpenBook and Koha. The last I heard about OpenBook, was
a while back on this list that they were reorganizing. Does this mean
that they have revived their web presence.
On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 02:42:07PM -0400, Dave Bretthauer wrote:
> The LITA Open Source Systems Interest Group will present the following
> program Sunday June 16, 2002, 1:30-3:30, in the GWCC-B406/B407:
> Automate your Library for Under $1000
> Come hear how this is possible with Linux, OpenBSD, and OpenBook. The issues