Jumping ship: One health science library's voyage from a proprietary ILS to open source

Lisa Genoese, Latrina Keith

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Abstract

In 2007, leaders at The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) Library made the decision to migrate to an open source integrated library system. They believed this would provide them with more control to structure and customize its functionality to serve the library's needs and serve as a long-term investment in reducing costs. This article offers a brief overview of the experiences of NYAM staff, describing challenges and lessons learned, with an emphasis on open source development and licensing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-133
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ILS
  • Integrated library system
  • Koha
  • LibLime
  • Licensing
  • Open source software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Library and Information Sciences

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