From: Thomas Krichel <krichel@op...> - 2008-04-22 16:38:13
Eric Lease Morgan writes
> This is the perception seemingly because libraries do not feel like
> they have the staff to support open source software, and vendors see
> open source software as way of lowering costs, not as an end
It is because library schools still think it is ok to
train people who have no clue about programming and
no clue about system administration. I am battling in
my school for that to change, no success.
> Why do libraries outsource these applications to third parties
> instead of investing in their own personnel?
They are outsourcing themselves to death. All they know
how to do is to purchase documents and services, i.e.
spent the uni's money. It will come back to haunt them.
Thomas Krichel http://openlib.org/home/krichel
phone: +7 383 330 6813 skype: thomaskrichel
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