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ALCTS e-forum, April 21-22, 2009: Open Source ILS and Technical Services: High Risk or High Reward? Chamberlain, Clinton K 14 Apr 2009 14:23 UTC

Please join us for a free ALCTS e-forum discussion!   Participation is open to all.

April 21-22, 2009:  Open Source ILS and Technical Services:   High Risk or High Reward?

Moderated by Clint Chamberlain, University of Texas Libraries, and Rob Van Rennes, University of Iowa Libraries, members of the ALCTS CRS Acquisitions Committee.

Over the past few years, many librarians have expressed dissatisfaction with our current ILS, citing inflexible systems, high costs, and lackluster vendor service.  Some libraries have consequently pursued Open Source ILS such as OLE, Koha, and Evergreen.  Join this e-forum to share your experiences with and your questions about Open Source ILS and your thoughts on the future of the traditional, proprietary ILS.   We are particularly interested in hearing about experiences with the technical services aspects of Open Source ILS:  acquisitions, management of continuing resources, and cataloging.

Discussion will start Tuesday, April 21, 9AM EST and will conclude Wednesday, April 22, 5PM EST.

It is not necessary to belong to ALCTS to participate in the discussion, but a login and password are required.  To register:
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2)      Under the ALA Division heading, click on Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS)
3)      Select<>
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Clinton K Chamberlain
Coordinator for Electronic Resource Acquisitions
University of Texas Libraries
Austin, Texas 78713-8916
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